Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection


Read by Bob Gonzalez

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A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. The poems in this rhapsody comprise a number of poems that I have performed in public and known for much of my life as well as several recent additions to my repertory. They are arranged in chronological order from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Some of the poets represented here are Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Frost. (Summary by Bob Gonzalez) (1 hr 44 min)

Chapters

What is Our Life? 1:05 Read by Bob Gonzalez
There is a Lady Sweet and Kind 1:27 Read by Bob Gonzalez
My Love is Like to Ice, Sonnet 30 3:26 Read by Bob Gonzalez
My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is 3:01 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Sonnet 02 5:21 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Psalm 23 5:18 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Song 5:11 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Glories of our Blood and State 1:28 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Sonnet 19 1:12 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Constant Lover 1:02 Read by Bob Gonzalez
To His Coy Mistress 2:41 Read by Bob Gonzalez
On a Fly Drinking Out of His Cup 0:52 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Solitude 1:25 Read by Bob Gonzalez
A Poison Tree 2:30 Read by Bob Gonzalez
It is a Beauteous Evening 2:14 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Kubla Khan 3:18 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The River of Life 1:29 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Abou Ben Adhem 3:50 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The First Kiss of Love 2:18 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Love\'s Philosophy 2:12 Read by Bob Gonzalez
To Autumn 8:52 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Snowflakes 3:46 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Conqueror Worm 2:30 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Ulysses 4:44 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Two Old Bachelors 3:14 Read by Bob Gonzalez
A Noiseless Patient Spider 6:16 Read by Bob Gonzalez
In A Library 4:16 Read by Bob Gonzalez
Jabberwocky 4:21 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Windhover 2:41 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The New Colossus 1:21 Read by Bob Gonzalez
When I was one-and-twenty 2:47 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Road Not Taken 2:23 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Great Lover 5:39 Read by Bob Gonzalez