Thanatopsis


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant.

This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 12, 2022.

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The author was only 18 when he wrote this contemplation on death, his most famous poem. His teenage musings on nature's capacity to delight us and calm us while we live, then enfold us -- every one of us -- in its bosom for all eternity, captures a serene truth. The earth is a giant graveyard and a consummate leveler, for everybody suffers the same fate in the end. (Summary by Michele Fry) (0 hr 59 min)

Chapters

Thanatopsis - read by APS 5:21 Read by Adrian Stephens
Thanatopsis - read by BK 5:23 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Thanatopsis - read by CD 5:22 Read by CalmDragon
Thanatopsis - read by LKA 6:31 Read by Kerry Adams
Thanatopsis - read by KS 4:54 Read by KevinS
Thanatopsis - read by LCW 4:50 Read by Larry Wilson
Thanatopsis - read by LS 5:17 Read by LeeSalter
Thanatopsis - read by MTF 5:17 Read by Michele Fry
Thanatopsis - read by PY 5:32 Read by Peter Yearsley
Thanatopsis - read by RJ 5:12 Read by Richa Jain
Thanatopsis - read by BJ 5:22 Read by William Allan Jones