Poetry Miscellany 01


Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)

As we get older, many of us return to youthful memories of poems once significant to us. Outside their association with our youth, we may wonder what significance they have to us now. There were other poems we've met along the way as well: some held no appeal while others were forgotten. And there were others we never had the opportunity to meet.

This selection hopes to go beyond the experience of meeting old friends and on top opening the door to new ones — poems that might relate more significantly to our current lives. Originally titled "Personal Poems for Later Years," this collection gestures towards poems that ask us to slow down some we can consider them more deeply than before — no matter our age.

Each time we read a good poem it brings with it a different meaning. Meeting a poem with an open ear, be it old friend or new, we can find its deeper significance. (Summary by Alan Davis Drake)

(0 hr 31 min)

Chapters

After Writing Poetry 1:05 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
An Agnostic Hymn 2:17 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Battle Hymn of the Republic 1:57 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Blake 0:48 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Burning Babe 1:56 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
A Day 0:50 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Dead 1:19 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Had I a Heart for Falsehood Framed 1:10 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Inner Vision 1:19 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
A Likeness: Portrait Bust of an Unknown, Capitol, Rome 3:18 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Lonely Death 1:02 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The New Birth 1:15 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
An Old Negro Asleep 1:03 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
On the Road to the Sea 4:41 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Peddler 1:35 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Remorse of the Dead 1:22 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Sunday in a Certain City Suburb 1:11 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
Three Dimensions 1:05 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
To a Man 0:52 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
The Vagabond in the Park 0:57 Read by Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)