Poems


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John Clare was a working-class English poet, best known for his poetic descriptions of the English Countryside. He is also one of the few popular poets of the 19th century, who, after being largely forgotten for years after their deaths, is being rediscovered in our time. This is a selection of John Clare's poems, suitable as an introduction into his work for those who do not know him. Readers who already did know Clare may like to (re-)discover poems that are not quite as well-known today. - Summary by Carolin (4 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Biography and Comment, part 1, by Norman Gale 21:40 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Biography and Comment, part 2, by Norman Gale 28:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Biography and Comment, part 3, by Norman Gale 18:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
What is Life? 2:50 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Address to Plenty 15:50 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Noon 4:32 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Universal Epitaph 0:52 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Harvest Morning 5:46 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
On an Infant's Grave 1:15 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
To an April Daisy 2:09 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Summer Evening 9:41 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Patty 1:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Patty of the Vale 2:02 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
My Love, Thou Art a Nosegay Sweet 1:05 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Meeting 1:46 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Effusion 3:22 Read by Larry Wilson
Ballad 1:42 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Song 1:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Gypsy's Camp 2:14 Read by Chris Pyle
To the Clouds 1:55 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Woodman 11:24 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Rural Evening 10:42 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Rustic Fishing 6:00 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
June 8:44 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
December 7:20 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Approach of Spring 7:02 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
To the Rural Muse 12:11 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Summer Images 12:35 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Autumn 7:37 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Vanities of Life 7:58 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Thoughts in a Church-Yard 2:50 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Nightingale's Nest 6:55 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
To P**** 2:04 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
A World for Love 2:22 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song 1:02 Read by Larry Wilson
Love 2:45 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Decay 4:47 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Pastoral Fancies 4:59 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Autumn Robin 7:10 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
A Spring Morning 1:28 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Crab-tree 1:26 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Winter 1:28 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Old Poesy 1:22 Read by Bruce Kachuk
'Tis Spring, my Love, 'tis Spring 1:45 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Graves of Infants 1:44 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Home Yearnings 1:52 Read by Kathleen Moore
Love Lives beyond the Tomb 1:07 Read by Kathleen Moore
My Early Home 1:20 Read by Kathleen Moore
The Tell-tale Flowers 3:07 Read by Kathleen Moore
To John Milton 4:24 Read by Bruce Kachuk
I am! Yet what I am 2:04 Read by Tony Addison