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La Vita Nuova

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Dante Alighieri


In quella parte del libro della mia memoria dinanzi alla quale poco si potrebbe leggere, si trova una rubrica la quale dice Incipit Vita Nov…

The Crescent Moon

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Rabindranath Tagore


This is a wonderful collection of lyrical poetry and poetry in prose by India's most well-known poet, Rabindranath Tagore, whose book Gitanj…

Poems

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Mary Coleridge


Mary Coleridge was a novelist, essayist and biographer. She was also a talented poet, and her posthumously published verses are variously me…

The Wind Among the Reeds

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William Butler Yeats


William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. He studied poetry in his youth and from a…

A Health

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Edward Coote Pinkney


LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of A Health by Edward Coote Pinkney. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 19, 201…

Lyrics from the Chinese

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Helen Waddell


Thirty-six short Chinese poems from the 12th to the 7th Century B.C. are translated into English by Irish Poet Helen Waddell. Summary by Ma…

Eros and Psyche

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Robert Bridges


Bridges' Eros and Psyche retells the Eros (= Cupid) and Psyche myth first recorded by Lucius Apuleius in his book The Golden Ass. The poem …

Canzoniere

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Dante Alighieri


Le Rime (in English, The Rhymes) are the collection of lyric poems written by Dante Alighieri throughout his life. While the rest of Dante's…

Some Verses

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Theodore Wratislaw


Theodore Wratislaw was a fin de siècle poet and a less famous Decadent author than some of his contemporaries. This short collection…

The New Life (La vita nuova)

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Dante Alighieri


One of Dante's earliest works, La vita nuova or La vita nova (The New Life) is in a prosimetrum style, a combination of prose and verse, and…

The Reaper And The Flowers

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


LibriVox volunteers bring you 25 recordings of The Reaper And The Flowers by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This was the Fortnightly Poetry pro…

The Convivio

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Dante Alighieri


Convivio (The Banquet) is a work written by Dante Alighieri roughly between 1304 and 1307. This unfinished work of Dante consists of four tr…

English Stornelli

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Augusta Webster


In this sequence Augusta Webster experimented with eight-line verses grouped thematically by the seasons of the year. These poems also explo…

The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella

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Michelangelo Buonarroti


Michael Angelo and Campanella represent widely sundered, though almost contemporaneous, moments in the evolution of the Italian genius. Mich…

Orchids

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Theodore Wratislaw


Theodore Wratislaw was a fin de siècle poet and a less famous Decadent author than some of his contemporaries. This short collection…

The Domain of the Poem: Lyric, Sign, Meaning and Rhythm in Contemporary Ars Poet…

In Humanitas - Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge

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Various


University of Oxford Podcasts

Twilight Voices

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William Allingham


William Allingham was an Irish poet, diarist and editor, who wrote several volumes of lyric verse. (Summary by David Lawrence)

Delight in Disorder

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Robert Herrick


Robert Herrick (baptised 24 August 1591 – buried 15 October 1674[1]) was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for …

The India Wharf

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Sara Teasdale


Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet.

The Story of Rimini

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Leigh Hunt


A long poem telling the tragic story of Francesca da Rimini, the duped and adulterous bride, inspired by the character in Dante's Inferno. P…

Public Domain Hymns 01

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Various


"Originally modeled on the Psalms and other poetic passages (commonly referred to as "canticles") in the Scriptures, Christia…

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