Selected Poems of John Clare, Volume 2


Read by David Barnes

(4.3 stars; 3 reviews)

John Clare (1793 - 1864) was a farm labourer in the village of Helpstone, Northamptonshire, who became arguably England's greatest nature poet. He rose to fame when his 'Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery' was published in 1820. His language preserves many local dialect words in a mixture of classical forms and heart-felt love of country life and nature. This volume comprises fifteen of his bird poems. (Summary by David Barnes).

(0 hr 34 min)

Chapters

To the Snipe 4:01 Read by David Barnes
Birds Nests 1:09 Read by David Barnes
On Seeing Two Swallows Late in October 2:01 Read by David Barnes
March Nightingale, The 1:07 Read by David Barnes
Thrushes Nest, The 1:16 Read by David Barnes
Wren, The 1:09 Read by David Barnes
Nightingales Nest, The 5:37 Read by David Barnes
Sky Lark, The 2:07 Read by David Barnes
Ravens Nest, The 3:04 Read by David Barnes
Sedge Birds Nest 1:10 Read by David Barnes
Autumn Robin, The 5:59 Read by David Barnes
Pettichaps Nest, The 2:56 Read by David Barnes
Partridge Coveys 1:06 Read by David Barnes
Hedge Sparrow 1:08 Read by David Barnes
High Overhead that Silent Throne 0:43 Read by David Barnes

Reviews

Keith smith


(5 stars)

I love the poetry of John Clare, and with this reading, I love them even more.