Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes


Read by Bruce Kachuk

These wonderful, whimsical poems from the incomparable Walter de la Mare describe the bliss of childhood, explore the marvel of a child's imagination and portray the intriguing landscapes of existences both lived and imagined by a young mind in a magical kingdom located somewhere between daydream and caprice.
In these poems we experience aspects of a reality unencumbered by concern, unhindered by anxiety, and share an imagination free to wander, ponder, contemplate, envision and express itself in a marvelous mosaic of impression, inspiration and introspection.
The wisdom and wonder of childhood is brought to life in these poems by an expert in the field of the fancy and fanciful. In the words of Walter de la Mare himself, these are poems that "echo the far-away calling of children, Magic hath stolen away." - Summary by Bruce Kachuk (1 hr 44 min)

Chapters

The Horseman 0:40 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Up and Down 0:43 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Mrs. Earth 0:53 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Old Shellover 0:45 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Alas, Alack! 0:44 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Bandog 0:41 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Jim Jay 1:21 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Dunce 0:47 Read by Bruce Kachuk
I Can't Abear 0:46 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Some One 1:03 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Chicken 0:45 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Bread and Cherries 0:38 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Hapless 0:51 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Little Bird 0:55 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Miss T. 0:53 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Cake and Sack 1:03 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Barber's 1:02 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Ship of Rio 1:30 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Hide and Seek 0:48 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Tillie 0:59 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Huntsmen 0:43 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Tired Tim 0:52 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Mima 0:42 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Cupboard 1:05 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Then 0:59 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Quartette 1:11 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Poor Henry 0:52 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Lost Shoe 1:45 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Full Moon 0:59 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Truants 1:33 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Window 0:42 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Mistletoe 1:08 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Bookworm 1:12 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Berries 2:32 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Off the Ground 3:49 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Thief at Robin's Castle 6:31 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Widow's Weeds 1:27 Read by Bruce Kachuk
'Sooeep!' 1:13 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Little Green Orchard 1:54 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Old House 1:05 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Poor 'Miss 7' 1:57 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Sam 2:14 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Little Old Cupid 1:08 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Mrs. MacQueen 0:59 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Andy Battle 1:46 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Old Soldier 1:26 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Picture 1:13 Read by Bruce Kachuk
King David 1:24 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Five Eyes 1:17 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Unstooping 0:54 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Nicholas Nye 2:35 Read by Bruce Kachuk
All but Blind 0:49 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Grim 0:56 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Pigs and The Charcoal-burner 1:09 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Tit for Tat 1:32 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Summer Evening 0:44 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Earth Folk 0:49 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Longlegs 1:07 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Ride-by-Nights 1:10 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Ruin 0:52 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Bewitched 1:44 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Melmillo 1:25 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Peak and Puke 1:11 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Old Stone House 1:00 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Changeling 1:41 Read by Bruce Kachuk
At The Keyhole 1:19 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Honey Robbers 2:09 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Mocking Fairy 1:24 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Many a Mickle 1:16 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Trees 1:06 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Nobody Knows 1:36 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Silver 1:12 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Will Ever? 1:02 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Wanderers 0:59 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Song of the Secret 1:06 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Song of Soldiers 1:14 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Bees' Song 1:20 Read by Bruce Kachuk
A Song of Enchantment 1:21 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Dream-Song 1:00 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Song of the Mad Prince 1:01 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Song of Shadows 1:13 Read by Bruce Kachuk
The Song of Finis 1:18 Read by Bruce Kachuk