Songs, Merry and Sad

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This is the only volume of poetry published during John Charles McNeill's lifetime, containing 59 of his 400+ poems. McNeill was considered the unofficial poet laureate of his home state North Carolina until this position was established officially after World War II. His poetry enjoys enduring popularity, and is favoured by teachers and students for its accessibility. - Summary by Carolin (1 hr 31 min)


The Bride 2:00 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
'Oh, Ask Me Not' 1:35 Read by Anusha Iyer
Isabel 1:06 Read by Anusha Iyer
To --- 1:25 Read by Anusha Iyer
To Melvin Gardner: Suicide 1:35 Read by Anusha Iyer
Away Down Home 1:57 Read by Anusha Iyer
For Jane's Birthday 1:45 Read by Anusha Iyer
A Secret 2:54 Read by Ezwa
The Old Bad Woman 2:19 Read by Ezwa
Valentine 1:30 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
A Photograph 1:09 Read by Sonia
Jesse Covington 1:17 Read by Sonia
An Idyl 1:41 Read by Anusha Iyer
Home Songs 1:23 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
M. W. Ransom 1:23 Read by Royce Roeswood
Protest 1:47 Read by Royce Roeswood
Oblivion 1:09 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Now! 1:05 Read by Newgatenovelist
Tommy Smith 1:10 Read by Brad Schliesser
Before Bedtime 0:58 Read by BettyB
'If I Could Glimpse Him' 1:42 Read by Sonia
Attraction 1:13 Read by Sonia
Love's Fashion 0:56 Read by Brad Schliesser
Alcestis 2:22 Read by Anusha Iyer
Reminiscence 1:39 Read by BettyB
Sonnet 1:15 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Lines 1:08 Read by Ezwa
An Easter Hymn 1:38 Read by Jequetta Renee Kay
A Christmas Hymn 4:53 Read by Ezwa
When I Go Home 1:16 Read by Sonia
Odessa 1:45 Read by Larry Wilson
Trifles 1:01 Read by Anusha Iyer
Sunburnt Boys 1:36 Read by BettyB
Gray Days 1:14 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
An Invalid 1:07 Read by Brad Schliesser
A Caged Mocking-Bird 2:14 Read by Brad Schliesser
Dawn 0:45 Read by Kathleen Moore
Harvest 1:01 Read by Kathleen Moore
Two Pictures 1:54 Read by Sonia
October 2:20 Read by Sonia
The Old Clock 1:38 Read by Ezwa
Tear Stains 0:41 Read by Newgatenovelist
A Prayer 2:09 Read by Ezwa
She Being Young 1:03 Read by Sonia
Paul Jones 2:01 Read by Anusha Iyer
The Drudge 1:10 Read by Sonia
The Wife 2:29 Read by Ezwa
Vision 1:23 Read by Larry Wilson
September 1:41 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Barefooted 1:50 Read by Anusha Iyer
Pardon Time 0:58 Read by Sonia
The Rattlesnake 0:57 Read by Sonia
The Prisoner 1:11 Read by Sonia
Sonnet 1:17 Read by Crln Yldz Ksr
Folk Song 1:19 Read by Sonia
'97': The Fast Mail 2:07 Read by BettyB
Sundown 0:51 Read by Newgatenovelist
At Sea 1:11 Read by Larry Wilson
L'Envoi 1:31 Read by Anusha Iyer