Saint Distaffs day, or the morrow after Twelfth day

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 different recordings of Saint Distaff's Day, or the Morrow After Twelfth Day, by Robert Herrick. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of January 6th, 2008.

What is St. Distaff's Day? Historically, it was the day after the Christmas festivals ended (the 12 days of Christmas), and most women went back to work with their spinning… but it was also a day of pranks and horsing around. Additional information can be found in Chambers' Book of Days. (0 hr 12 min)


Version 1 0:54 Read by Caitlin Teresa
Version 2 0:58 Read by Betsie Bush
Version 3 0:47 Read by Sarah Jennings
Version 4 1:03 Read by Kristin LeMoine
Version 5 0:44 Read by Sibella Denton
Version 6 0:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)
Version 7 1:03 Read by Jc Guan
Version 8 0:53 Read by Mary Mac
Version 9 0:48 Read by Esther
Version 10 0:59 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Version 11 1:05 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Version 12 0:53 Read by Kristin Hughes (1974-2021)
Version 13 0:53 Read by Clarica
Version 14 0:42 Read by Shurtagal