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The Hundred Best English Poems

Gelesen von Bruce Kachuk


This wonderful collection of poems showcases the incredible talent of the some of the greatest poets in the world. These creative masterpieces are truly the best of the best, the crème de la crème, one hundred of the most awe inspiring and magnificent examples of poetic skill - works that will live forever in the annals of great literature.

Embracing the most influential names in poetry we have all come to love, respect and revere, this exceptional compilation has a verse for every occasion, a theme for each day of existence and poetic instances for all of life's varied circumstances.

Whether it's pondering Keats' assertion that "beauty is truth, truth beauty" or sharing Tennyson's anticipation of "crossing the bar", we can all in some way identify with the ideas and thoughts expressed in the works presented here. We can't help but be inspired and also entertained by the words of the superlative writers in this collection as they address the perils and wonders of the human condition.

By enriching the background themes of the life journey in which we find ourselves, these poems form a chorus in the universal music of an existence in which we collectively form the melody.
- Summary by Bruce Kachuk

(4 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Prefatory Note

3:53

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Madrigal

0:48

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The Forsaken Merman

8:25

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Life

2:16

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Song from 'Pippa Passes' 1

0:39

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Song from 'Pippa Passes' 2

1:04

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The Lost Mistress

1:34

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Home-Thoughts, from the Sea

1:09

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Epilogue

1:44

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The Silver Tassie

1:13

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Of a' the Airts

1:13

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John Anderson my Jo

1:17

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Ae Fond Kiss

2:03

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Ye Flowery Banks

1:23

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A Red, Red Rose

1:19

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Mary Morison

1:53

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She Walks in Beauty

1:34

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Oh! Snatched Away in Beauty's Bloom

1:32

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Song from 'The Corsair'

1:36

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Song from 'Don Juan'

6:22

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Hohenlinden

2:17

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Say not the Struggle Nought Availeth

1:27

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Youth and Age

3:30

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Written in the Year 1746

1:09

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To a Young Lady

0:57

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A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea

1:39

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Song

1:10

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A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687

4:00

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Song

0:48

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Elegy written in a Country Church-yard

9:53

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To R. T. H. B.

1:20

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I. M. Margaritae Sorori

1:38

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Virtue

1:19

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To the Virgins, to make much of Time

1:18

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To Anthea, who may command him anything

1:38

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The Death Bed

1:14

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The Bridge of Sighs

4:52

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I Remember, I Remember

1:59

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To Celia

1:16

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On first looking into Chapman's Homer

1:15

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Ode to a Nightingale

5:39

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Ode on a Grecian Urn

4:00

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To Autumn

2:45

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Ode on Melancholy

2:27

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La Belle Dame sans Merci

3:03

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Sonnet

1:16

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The Old Familiar Faces

2:27

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The Maid's Lament

2:07

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To Lucasta. Going to the Wars

1:01

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On the Morning of Christ's Nativity

15:58

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L'Allegro

8:57

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Il Penseroso

9:37

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Lycidas

13:23

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On his Blindness

1:31

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The Land o' the Leal

2:03

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Ode on Solitude

1:29

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The Night before his Death

0:56

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A Wish

1:13

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Sonnet XVII. Who will believe my verse?

1:25

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Sonnet XVIII. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

1:26

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Sonnet XXX. When to the sessions

1:22

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Sonnet XXXIII. Full many a glorious morning

1:23

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Sonnet LX. Like as the waves

1:31

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Sonnet LXVI. Tired with all these

1:24

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Sonnet LXXI. No longer mourn

1:20

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Sonnet LXXIII. That time of year

1:30

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Sonnet LXXIV. But be contented

1:23

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Sonnet CVI. When in the chronicle

1:21

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Sonnet CXVI. Let me not to the marriage

1:19

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Song from 'The Tempest'

0:52

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Song from 'Measure for Measure'

0:44

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Song from 'Much Ado about Nothing'

1:14

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Song from 'Cymbeline'

1:42

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Song from 'Prometheus Unbound'

1:11

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Ode to the West Wind

4:53

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The Cloud

5:16

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To a Skylark

5:19

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Chorus from 'Hellas'

2:48

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Stanzas. Written in Dejection, near Naples

3:14

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The Indian Serenade

1:33

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To --

0:46

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To Night

2:00

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Song from 'Ajax and Ulysses'

1:33

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Stanzas

1:37

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Requiem

0:49

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Song from 'The Miller's Daughter'

1:14

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St. Agnes' Eve

2:24

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Break, break, break

1:17

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Song from 'The Princess' 1

1:48

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Song from 'The Princess' 2

1:26

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Crossing the Bar

1:11

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On a Girdle

1:04

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Song

1:14

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She dwelt among the untrodden ways

0:57

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She was a Phantom of delight

2:01

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Sonnet XXXIII. The world is too much with us

1:19

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Sonnet XXXVI. Earth has not anything

1:28

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To a Highland Girl, at Inversneyde, upon Loch Lomond

4:44

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The Solitary Reaper

1:59

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Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

12:06

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On his Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia

1:32

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