The Hundred Best English Poems


Read by Bruce Kachuk


This wonderful collection of poems showcases the incredible talent of the some of the greatest poets in the world. These creative masterpieces are truly the best of the best, the crème de la crème, one hundred of the most awe inspiring and magnificent examples of poetic skill - works that will live forever in the annals of great literature.

Embracing the most influential names in poetry we have all come to love, respect and revere, this exceptional compilation has a verse for every occasion, a theme for each day of existence and poetic instances for all of life's varied circumstances.

Whether it's pondering Keats' assertion that "beauty is truth, truth beauty" or sharing Tennyson's anticipation of "crossing the bar", we can all in some way identify with the ideas and thoughts expressed in the works presented here. We can't help but be inspired and also entertained by the words of the superlative writers in this collection as they address the perils and wonders of the human condition.

By enriching the background themes of the life journey in which we find ourselves, these poems form a chorus in the universal music of an existence in which we collectively form the melody.
- Summary by Bruce Kachuk

(4 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Prefatory Note 3:53 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Madrigal 0:48 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Forsaken Merman 8:25 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Life 2:16 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Pippa Passes' 1 0:39 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Pippa Passes' 2 1:04 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Lost Mistress 1:34 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Home-Thoughts, from the Sea 1:09 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Epilogue 1:44 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Silver Tassie 1:13 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Of a' the Airts 1:13 Read by Bruce Kachuk
John Anderson my Jo 1:17 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Ae Fond Kiss 2:03 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Ye Flowery Banks 1:23 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Red, Red Rose 1:19 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Mary Morison 1:53 Read by Bruce Kachuk
She Walks in Beauty 1:34 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Oh! Snatched Away in Beauty's Bloom 1:32 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'The Corsair' 1:36 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Don Juan' 6:22 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Hohenlinden 2:17 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Say not the Struggle Nought Availeth 1:27 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Youth and Age 3:30 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Written in the Year 1746 1:09 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To a Young Lady 0:57 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea 1:39 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song 1:10 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687 4:00 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song 0:48 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Elegy written in a Country Church-yard 9:53 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To R. T. H. B. 1:20 Read by Bruce Kachuk
I. M. Margaritae Sorori 1:38 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Virtue 1:19 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To the Virgins, to make much of Time 1:18 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To Anthea, who may command him anything 1:38 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Death Bed 1:14 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Bridge of Sighs 4:52 Read by Bruce Kachuk
I Remember, I Remember 1:59 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To Celia 1:16 Read by Bruce Kachuk
On first looking into Chapman's Homer 1:15 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Ode to a Nightingale 5:39 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Ode on a Grecian Urn 4:00 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To Autumn 2:45 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Ode on Melancholy 2:27 Read by Bruce Kachuk
La Belle Dame sans Merci 3:03 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet 1:16 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Old Familiar Faces 2:27 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Maid's Lament 2:07 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To Lucasta. Going to the Wars 1:01 Read by Bruce Kachuk
On the Morning of Christ's Nativity 15:58 Read by Bruce Kachuk
L'Allegro 8:57 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Il Penseroso 9:37 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Lycidas 13:23 Read by Bruce Kachuk
On his Blindness 1:31 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Land o' the Leal 2:03 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Ode on Solitude 1:29 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Night before his Death 0:56 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Wish 1:13 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet XVII. Who will believe my verse? 1:25 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet XVIII. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? 1:26 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet XXX. When to the sessions 1:22 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet XXXIII. Full many a glorious morning 1:23 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet LX. Like as the waves 1:31 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet LXVI. Tired with all these 1:24 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet LXXI. No longer mourn 1:20 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet LXXIII. That time of year 1:30 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet LXXIV. But be contented 1:23 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet CVI. When in the chronicle 1:21 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet CXVI. Let me not to the marriage 1:19 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'The Tempest' 0:52 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Measure for Measure' 0:44 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Much Ado about Nothing' 1:14 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Cymbeline' 1:42 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Prometheus Unbound' 1:11 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Ode to the West Wind 4:53 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Cloud 5:16 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To a Skylark 5:19 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Chorus from 'Hellas' 2:48 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Stanzas. Written in Dejection, near Naples 3:14 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Indian Serenade 1:33 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To -- 0:46 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To Night 2:00 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'Ajax and Ulysses' 1:33 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Stanzas 1:37 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Requiem 0:49 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'The Miller's Daughter' 1:14 Read by Bruce Kachuk
St. Agnes' Eve 2:24 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Break, break, break 1:17 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'The Princess' 1 1:48 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song from 'The Princess' 2 1:26 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Crossing the Bar 1:11 Read by Bruce Kachuk
On a Girdle 1:04 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Song 1:14 Read by Bruce Kachuk
She dwelt among the untrodden ways 0:57 Read by Bruce Kachuk
She was a Phantom of delight 2:01 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet XXXIII. The world is too much with us 1:19 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sonnet XXXVI. Earth has not anything 1:28 Read by Bruce Kachuk
To a Highland Girl, at Inversneyde, upon Loch Lomond 4:44 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Solitary Reaper 1:59 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood 12:06 Read by Bruce Kachuk
On his Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia 1:32 Read by Bruce Kachuk