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The Poetry Hour - Volume 19

Author: Herman Melville, William Wordsworth, Robert Herrick E-book

Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings. Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today.

Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations.

In this hour we introduce poets of the quality and breadth of Ben Jonson and Jalalludin Rumi as well as themes on The Female Poet, Hell, Victorian Poetry and more.

All of them are from Portable Poetry, a dedicated poetry publisher. We believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other arts can’t. Our range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a wide range of themes. Portable Poetry can found at iTunes, Audible, the digital music section on Amazon and most other digital stores.

This audio book is also duplicated in print as an ebook. Same title. Same words. Perhaps a different experience. But with Amazon’s whispersync you can pick up and put down on any device – start on audio, continue in print and any which way after that.

Portable poetry – Let us join you for the journey.

The Poetry Hour – Volume 19

Robert Herrick. An Introduction

An Hymn to the Muses by Robert Herrick

His Farewell to Sack by Robert Herrick

His Return To London by Robert Herrick

To Electra by Robert Herrick

To Find God by Robert Herrick

The Lake Poets. An Introduction

Frost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey

I Travell’d Amongst Unknown Men by William Wordsworth

It Was An April Morning Fresh And Clear by William Wordsworth


Come, Come Thou Bleak December Wind (Fragment 3) by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Winter Stores by Charlotte Bronte

The Death of the Old Year by Alfred Lord Tennyson

December 27th 1879 by George MacDonald

Herman Melville. An Introduction

John Marr & Other Sailors by Herman Melville

Father Mapples Hymn (from Moby Dick) by Herman Melville

Gettysburg by Herman Melville

The Berg, A Dream by Herman Melville

Dupont’s Round Fight, November 1851 by Herman Melville

Aurora Borealis by Herman Melville

Shelley’s Vision by Herman Melville

The March into Virginia by Herman Melville

Westminster Memorials – An Introduction

First Love by John Clare

To an Infant by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Village by Oliver Goldsmith

His Meditation Upon Death by Robert Herrick

Virtue by George Herbert

When I Have Fears by John Keats

William Shakespeare – A Tribute in Verse

On Shakespeare by John Milton

Shakespeare by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Spirit of Shakespeare by George Meredith

Shakespeare by Matthew Arnold

© 2018 Portable Poetry (E-book) ISBN: 9781787377073

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