Sword Blades and Poppy Seed


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This is a volume of poems by Amy Lowell, published in 1914. "Against the multitudinous array of daily verse our times produce this volume utters itself with a range and brilliancy wholly remarkable. I cannot see that Miss Lowell's use of unrhymed 'vers libre' has been surpassed in English. Read 'The Captured Goddess', 'Music', and 'The Precinct. Rochester', a piece of mastercraft in this kind. A wealth of subtleties and sympathies, gorgeously wrought, full of macabre effects (as many of the poems are) and brilliantly worked out. The things of splendor she has made she will hardly outdo in their kind." (Josephine Preston Peabody, 'The Boston Herald', 1916) (3 hr 26 min)

Chapters

Preface 8:17 Read by Anusha Iyer
Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds 25:40 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - The Captured Goddess 2:20 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - The Precinct, Rochester 4:08 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - The Cyclists 1:01 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - Sunshine through a Cobwebbed Window 1:46 Read by Jairus Amar
Sword Blades - A London Thoroughfare. 2 AM. 1:49 Read by Ben Adams
Sword Blades - Astigmatism 3:26 Read by Lisa Reichert
Sword Blades - The Coal Picker 3:33 Read by Ben Adams
Sword Blades - Storm-Racked 1:23 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - Convalescence 1:19 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - Patience 1:52 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - Apology 1:43 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - A Petition 1:13 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - A Blockhead 1:27 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - Stupidity 1:29 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - Irony 1:26 Read by Ken Masters
Sword Blades - Happiness 1:31 Read by Leonard Wilson
Sword Blades - The Last Quarter of the Moon 2:48 Read by Leonard Wilson
Sword Blades - A Tale of Starvation 8:00 Read by Leonard Wilson
Sword Blades - The Foreigner 2:54 Read by Jairus Amar
Sword Blades - Absence 1:04 Read by Anusha Iyer
Sword Blades - A Gift 0:57 Read by Shakira Searle
Sword Blades - The Bungler 0:33 Read by Anusha Iyer
Sword Blades - Fool's Money Bags 1:00 Read by Anusha Iyer
Sword Blades - Miscast I 1:01 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Sword Blades - Miscast II 0:41 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Sword Blades - Anticipation 0:48 Read by Anusha Iyer
Sword Blades - Vintage 1:19 Read by Ben Adams
Sword Blades - The Tree of Scarlet Berries 1:06 Read by Ben Adams
Sword Blades - Obligation 0:54 Read by Ben Adams
Sword Blades - The Taxi 0:56 Read by Shakira Searle
Sword Blades - The Giver of Stars 1:08 Read by Shakira Searle
Sword Blades - The Temple 1:09 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Sword Blades - Epitaph of a Young Poet Who Died before Having Achieved Success 0:29 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Sword Blades - In Answer to a Request 1:08 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - The Great Adventure of Max Breuck, 1-11 5:20 Read by esheffield
Poppy Seed - The Great Adventure of Max Breuck, 12-22 5:19 Read by esheffield
Poppy Seed - The Great Adventure of Max Breuck, 23-33 5:34 Read by esheffield
Poppy Seed - The Great Adventure of Max Breuck, 34-44 5:26 Read by esheffield
Poppy Seed - The Great Adventure of Max Breuck, 45-55 5:17 Read by esheffield
Poppy Seed - The Great Adventure of Max Breuck, 56-65 5:02 Read by esheffield
Poppy Seed - Sancta Maria, Succurre Miseris 4:31 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - After Hearing a Waltz by Bartók 4:17 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - Clear, With Light, Variable Winds 2:40 Read by Anusha Iyer
Poppy Seed - The Basket 7:55 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - In a Castle 7:23 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - The Book of Hours of Sister Clotilde 14:32 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - The Exeter Road 3:07 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - The Shadow 19:38 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - The Forsaken 5:27 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - Late September 1:22 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - The Pike 0:58 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - The Blue Scarf 2:30 Read by Shakira Searle
Poppy Seed - White and Green 0:42 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - Aubade 0:32 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle
Poppy Seed - Music 1:34 Read by Shakira Searle
Poppy Seed - A Lady 1:10 Read by Shakira Searle
Poppy Seed - In a Garden 1:35 Read by Ben Adams
Poppy Seed - A Tulip Garden 1:16 Read by Rosslyn Carlyle