Poems: Series Two

Read by Laura Atkinson

(4.9 stars; 11 reviews)

"The eagerness with which the first volume of Emily Dickinson's poems has been read shows very clearly that all our alleged modern artificiality does not prevent a prompt appreciation of the qualities of directness and simplicity in approaching the greatest themes,—life and love and death. That "irresistible needle-touch," as one of her best critics has called it, piercing at once the very core of a thought, has found a response as wide and sympathetic as it has been unexpected even to those who knew best her compelling power. This second volume, while open to the same criticism as to form with its predecessor, shows also the same shining beauties." (Summary by Mabel Loomis Todd, from Preface) (1 hr 39 min)


0 - Preface 6:41 Read by Laura Atkinson
1 - Life 28:49 Read by Laura Atkinson
2 - Love 9:05 Read by Laura Atkinson
3 - Nature 31:36 Read by Laura Atkinson
4 - Time and Eternity 23:48 Read by Laura Atkinson


very good reading, but just a touch too fast

(3.5 stars)

The reader of this selection of Emily Dickinson's poetry is well-spoken and clear, but I feel she reads these poems a tad too briskly, sacrificing the ponderous and ethereal moods that are essential to appreciating them.