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First World War Centenary Poetry Collection

Gelesen von LibriVox Volunteers

This collection of poetry, with its companion prose collection, commemorates the outbreak of the First World War on 28th July 1914. Most of the poetry, all chosen by the readers, is in English, but the collection also includes poems in Dutch, French, German, Portuguese and Russian.

Please note that some poems are still protected by copyright in countries which observe copyright laws based on the author's date of death.

The majority of the poems were written during the war itself, but some poems have been included for their relevance in other ways. For more information about each poem, please see this document (PDF format), which also shows the poets' dates of death. (Summary by Ruth Golding) (2 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Preface to Poems by Wilfred Owen

1:33

Read by David Wales

For the Fallen

2:16

Read by Ruth Golding

Мама и убитый немцами вечер (Mama i ubity nemcami vecher)

2:31

Read by Anastasiia Solokha

To Germany

1:34

Read by John Hayward

Range-finding

1:12

Read by Winston Tharp

The Red Flower

2:01

Read by Lucy Perry

Wildgänse rauschen durch die Nacht

1:10

Read by Julia Niedermaier

Dulce et Decorum Est

1:58

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Glory of Women

1:20

Read by Ernst Pattynama

There Will Come Soft Rains

1:11

Read by Winston Tharp

Lament in 1915 (B. H. W.)

4:57

Read by Martin Geeson

Not to Keep

2:37

Read by MaryAnn

In Flanders Fields

1:08

Read by David Wales

Vernichtung

1:02

Read by Hokuspokus

I Have a Rendezvous with Death

1:35

Read by Phil Schempf

Alan Seeger

2:36

Read by Ruth Golding

Espasmo

3:14

Read by Leni

The Chances

1:22

Read by Kara Shallenberg

Au Reichstag

5:00

Read by Patrick Wallace

Scots of the Riverina

2:23

Read by Son of the Exiles

The Star of Australasia

8:34

Read by Son of the Exiles

The Hosts

3:31

Read by ravenotation

Lines

1:41

Read by Ruth Golding

Wie in de loopgraaf ligt

3:10

Read by Anna Simon

Suicide in Trenches

1:01

Read by Lynne T

Conscious

1:06

Read by filespnr

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

1:22

Read by Sieska

The Road not Taken

1:07

Read by Kasper

As the Team's Head-Brass

2:42

Read by Patrick Wallace

Slachtveld

4:38

Read by Anna Simon

The Next War

1:22

Read by Winston Tharp

Exaltação da paz

5:12

Read by Leni

The Messages

2:00

Read by MaryAnn

A New John Bull

2:30

Read by Son of the Exiles

Champagne (1914-15)

4:49

Read by ravenotation

Berliner Gerüchte

1:40

Read by Patrick Wallace

Selections from Severn and Somme

8:29

Read by Alan Mapstone

Langemarck at Ypres

6:50

Read by MaryAnn

Malédiction

4:46

Read by Ruth Golding

Ode in Memory of the American Volunteers Fallen for France

6:57

Read by ravenotation

The Dead

2:02

Read by Winston Tharp

At the Somme Under the Tricolour

10:22

Read by Phil Schempf

Война Объявлена (Vojna Obyavlena)

2:23

Read by Anastasiia Solokha

Louse Hunting

1:50

Read by Martin Geeson

Maktoob

3:52

Read by ravenotation

There's Another Blessed Horse Fell Down

2:18

Read by Son of the Exiles

The White Comrade

5:00

Read by MaryAnn

Im Osten

1:02

Read by Ruth Golding

Edith Cavell

3:46

Read by ravenotation

Op de oorlogsgrens

1:17

Read by Anna Simon

Anthem for Doomed Youth

1:36

Read by Alan Mapstone

The Price of Peace

0:39

Read by SkyAlbatross

To E. T.

1:38

Read by Winston Tharp

Does It Matter?

1:05

Read by Lynne T

Aan die komen

2:13

Read by Anna Simon

The Healers

1:45

Read by J Korth

Might and Right

0:42

Read by SkyAlbatross

To His Love

1:17

Read by Martin Geeson

The Harvest Moon

2:59

Read by MaryAnn