John Keats: Selected Poems


Read by Leonard Wilson

(4 stars; 22 reviews)

John Keats is perhaps the most talented poet of the English Romantic Period. Although his life was cut short by disease at the age of 25, he produced some of the most famous poems in world literature. Less erudite and philosophical than Shelley and not so technically versatile as Byron, he displayed a sure poetic instinct and an amazing ability to appeal powerfully to the senses and to the emotions by the brilliance of his diction. Thus his poetry is noted more for exquisite feeling than for thought, but in his particular sphere he was unmatched. His influence upon later poets has been immense. (Introduction by Leonard Wilson)

(2 hr 39 min)

Chapters

La Belle Dame Sans Merci 3:10 Read by Leonard Wilson
Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell 1:43 Read by Leonard Wilson
Meg Merrilies 1:52 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Eve of St. Agnes 25:28 Read by Leonard Wilson
The Day Is Gone, And All Its Sweets Are Gone 1:31 Read by Leonard Wilson
Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid? 1:22 Read by Leonard Wilson
After Dark Vapours Have Oppressed Our Plains 1:34 Read by Leonard Wilson
Ode on a Grecian Urn 3:59 Read by Leonard Wilson
O Solitude! If I Must with Thee Dwell 1:32 Read by Leonard Wilson
Keen, Fitful Gusts Are Whisp'ring Here and There 1:21 Read by Leonard Wilson
Ode (Bards of Passion and of Mirth) 2:17 Read by Leonard Wilson
When I have fears 1:23 Read by Leonard Wilson
Stanzas (In a drear-nighted December) 1:23 Read by Leonard Wilson
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer 1:24 Read by Leonard Wilson
Isabella: or The Pot of Basil 31:20 Read by Leonard Wilson
Happy Is England 1:22 Read by Leonard Wilson
To Fanny 1:30 Read by Leonard Wilson
To One Who Has Been Long in City Pent 1:24 Read by Leonard Wilson
Ode on Melancholy 2:23 Read by Leonard Wilson
On Fame 2:27 Read by Leonard Wilson
On the Grasshopper and Cricket 1:21 Read by Leonard Wilson
To Autumn 2:40 Read by Leonard Wilson
Fill for Me a Brimming Bowl 1:58 Read by Leonard Wilson
How Many Bards Gild the Lapses of Time! 1:30 Read by Leonard Wilson
Bright Star, would I were stedfast as thou art 1:33 Read by Leonard Wilson
To Hope 3:26 Read by Leonard Wilson
On the Sonnet 1:26 Read by Leonard Wilson
Ode to a Nightingale 5:49 Read by Leonard Wilson
Lamia, part I 25:00 Read by Leonard Wilson
Lamia, part II 19:58 Read by Leonard Wilson
To Byron 1:23 Read by Leonard Wilson
A Song About Myself 2:51 Read by Leonard Wilson

Reviews

Ok


(2 stars)

I don't like being overly critical bc these are done by volunteers and i appreciate the service, but the pronunciation wasn't clear enough for me to continue listening to this recording.


(3 stars)

Steady delivery, if a little flat at times. The poems themselves are cleverly written and mostly enjoyable


(0.5 stars)

somehow this reader thinks that the greatness of a poem has to be expressed by reading it in a silly voice. Please anyone from Britain: provide the Librivox community with a version read in an British accent.