Fifty years & Other Poems


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

This is a collection of poems by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson was an early civil rights activist, and this theme is the basis for many of the poems in this collection as well. This volume also contains an introduction by Brander Matthews.The first half of this volume contains poems in classical style and form, the second half of this collection is a set of "Jingles & Croons". - Summary by Carolin (2 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Introduction by Brander Matthews 5:31 Read by Larry Wilson
Fifty Years 6:44 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
To America 0:53 Read by Nemo
O Black and Unknown Bards 3:59 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
O Southland 2:01 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
To Horace Bumstead 1:07 Read by Phil Schempf
The Color Sergeant 1:31 Read by Nemo
The Black Mammy 1:32 Read by Nemo
Father, Father Abraham 1:03 Read by Phil Schempf
Brothers 4:58 Read by Nemo
Fragment 2:17 Read by Nemo
The White Witch 3:23 Read by Nemo
Mother Night 1:14 Read by Nemo
The Young Warrior 1:08 Read by Phil Schempf
The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face 1:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
From the Spanish of Plácido 1:27 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
From the Spanish 0:41 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
From the German of Uhland 1:40 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Before a Painting 1:16 Read by Nemo
I Hear the Stars Still Singing 0:37 Read by Larry Wilson
Girl of Fifteen 1:15 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Suicide 1:30 Read by Nemo
Down by the Carib Sea 7:40 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Greatest of These Is War 4:17 Read by Nemo
A Mid-Day Dreamer 1:12 Read by Larry Wilson
The Temptress 1:35 Read by Corey Matlak
Ghosts of the Old Year 2:04 Read by Nemo
The Ghost of Deacon Brown 1:33 Read by Corey Matlak
Lazy 1:59 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Omar 0:39 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Deep in the Quiet Wood 1:15 Read by Larry Wilson
Voluptas 0:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Word of an Engineer 1:41 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Life 0:45 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Sleep 1:21 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Prayer at Sunrise 1:23 Read by Larry Wilson
The Gift to Sing 1:04 Read by McKinnie Lee Sizemore
Morning, Noon and Night 1:22 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Her Eyes Twin Pools 0:47 Read by McKinnie Lee Sizemore
The Awakening 1:16 Read by Nemo
Beauty That Is Never Old 1:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Venus in a Garden 1:23 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Vashti 5:08 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Reward 0:40 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Sence You Went Away 1:32 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Ma Lady's Lips Am Like de Honey 2:48 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Tunk 3:47 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Nobody's Lookin' but de Owl an' de Moon 2:00 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
You's Sweet to Yo' Mammy Jes de Same 2:07 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
A Plantation Bacchanal 2:20 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
July in Georgy 1:42 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
A Banjo Song 1:35 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Answer to Prayer 2:23 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Dat Gal o' Mine 1:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Seasons 1:34 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
'Possum Song 2:44 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
Brer Rabbit, You'se de Cutes' of 'Em All 2:08 Read by Larry Wilson
An Explanation 0:56 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
De Little Pickaninny's Gone to Sleep 2:07 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
The Rivals 12:42 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson