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The Crescent Moon

Read by Anusha Iyer

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…

Lyrics of Earth

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Archibald Lampman

This is a volume of nature poetry by Canadian poet Archibald Lampman. Lampman is considered one of the most distinguished poets of his time,…

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 Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti and Tommaso Campanella

Read by Mary J

Michelangelo Buonarroti

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

The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Pieces In the English Language

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Francis T. Palgrave

Palgrave's principal contribution to the development of literary taste was contained in his Golden Treasury of English Songs and Lyrics (186…

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…

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…

The Sisters' Tragedy, with Other Poems, Lyrical and Dramatic

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Thomas Bailey Aldrich

This is a collection of poetry by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. The collection includes several poems in the form of dialogues. - Summary by Carol…

Lyrical Ballads (1798)

Read by Verity Kendall

William Wordsworth

Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, first published in 1798 …

Lyrics from the Chinese

Read by MaryAnnS

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…


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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…

La Vita Nuova

Read by Mary J

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…

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…

Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics

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Bliss Carman

In one hundred lyrical poems Carman strives to recreate the Lost Songs of Sappho, a task he fulfills both with imaginative freedom and great…

Sappho: One Hundred Lyrics (version 2)

Read by Peter Yearsley

Bliss Carman

Sappho lived six centuries before Christ, at a period when lyric poetry was peculiarly esteemed and cultivated at the centres of Greek life.…

The New Life (La vita nuova)

Read by Mary J

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…

Eros and Psyche

Read by Nathan

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 …

Laughable Lyrics

Read by roeg11

Edward Lear

Hillarious, fantastic poems that I enjoyed reading to my two sons when they were little. Now I'd like to read them for anyone's children to …


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Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale was an American lyric poet. Teasdale's first poem was published in Reedy's Mirror, a local newspaper in St. Louis, in 1907. He…

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

Read by Don Paterson


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