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 18
Edmund Spenser – An Introduction
Sonnet – One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand by Edmund Spenser
Shepherd’s Calendar. IV – April by Edmund Spenser
The Poetry of Evenings
The Evening Darkens Over by Robert Seymour Bridges
Sweet Evenings Come and Go Love by George Eliot
A Twilight in Middle March by Francis Ledwidge
A Summer Evening Courtyard, Lechlade, Gloucestershireby by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Red Sunsets by Mathilde Blind
Madonna of the Evening Flowers by Amy Lowell
Sunset by HP Lovecraft
How the Old Mountains Drip with Sunset by Emily Dickinson
The Female Poet. An Introduction – Volume 5
Winter, My Secret by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Sonnet LXXI by Charlotte Smith
Indian Summer by Sara Teasdale
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Katharine Tynan
On Virtue by Phillis Wheatley
A World Worth Living In by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Sonnet XIV by Mary Wroth
Dante Gabriel Rossetti - An Introduction
On Refusal of Aid Between Nations by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Sacrament Hymn by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Kiss by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Troy Town by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Willow Wood - Sonnet II by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Willow Wood – Sonnet IV by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The Poetry of Wind and Rain - An Introduction
Sudden Shower by John Clare
There Came A Wind Like a Bugle by Emily Dickinson
The Rainy Day by Rabindranath Tagore
The Storm by George Herbert
Rainy Night by Alfred Lichtenstein
Victorian Poetry – An Introduction
The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson
A Match by Algernon Swinburne
Maternity by Alice Meynell
Who Has Seen the Wind by Christina Rossetti
The Toys by Coventry Patmore
The Message of the March Wind by William Morris
Vita Lampada by Henry Newbolt