Short Poetry Collection 142


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

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This is a collection of 23 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2015.

Two poems of medium length in this collection:

#04 "Copernicus" (13:38) is from the volume "Watchers of the Sky" by Alfred Noyes.

#12 "A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth" (14:12). The original text was published as an eight-page pamphlet. In the surviving copy, the bottoms of the pages have been cropped. A total of three lines are therefore missing, and a further three have been reconstructed from their surviving portions. The html version of the poem shows these reconstructions. This poem has been read using modern English pronunciation. Some words have no modern equivalent, including such words as encensing, entenderment, soote, boote, withouten, inuentions, contrarious, and minnish which is short for dimminish.
Emyspery = hemisphere.
Quayre (quire) = an eight-page printed booklet.
Tene = harm, injury or hurt.
Rother = rudder
The "monk of bery" was John Lydgate of Bury St. Edmunds (c. 1370 - c. 1451) a monk and poet.

(1 hr 12 min)

Chapters

The Aloe 0:39 Read by Newgatenovelist
Alone 1:18 Read by Winston Tharp
Bryan of Brittany 5:22 Read by Winston Tharp
Copernicus 13:38 Read by Larry Wilson
Easter Day II 2:07 Read by Newgatenovelist
Fiddler Jones 1:55 Read by William George
Go, Lovely Rose 1:11 Read by Winston Tharp
The House That Jack Built 2:22 Read by Phil Schempf
How the Leaves Came Down 1:48 Read by Rachel
In Possum Land 0:43 Read by Glenn O'Brien
Sonnet II from Four Sonnets (I think I should have loved you presently) 1:41 Read by Shakira Searle
A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth 14:12 Read by Patricia Booth
March Evening 1:42 Read by Shakira Searle
Morning-Rains 0:42 Read by Newgatenovelist
An Old Master 4:18 Read by Son of the Exiles
Rules and Regulations 1:29 Read by Olga Byelova
The Sea and the Skylark 1:35 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Smokey the Bear Sutra 5:49 Read by Ed Humpal
Spring 1:30 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Starlight Night 1:40 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Untitled (I had been hungry all the years) 1:03 Read by Leara Morris-Clark
'Urry 5:02 Read by Son of the Exiles
Wisdom 1:11 Read by Shakira Searle