Poetry

The Eclogues

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Virgil


This book of poems, written between 42 en 39 BC, was a bestseller in ancient Rome, and still holds a fascination today. Held to be divinely …

De Rerum Natura

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Titus Lucretius Carus


An exposition of Epicurus atomic theory and the ethical tenets based upon it. Drawing upon this materialist philosophy, Lucretius cites the …

An Essay on Criticism

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Alexander Pope


An Essay on Criticism was the first major poem written by the English writer Alexander Pope (1688-1744). However, despite the title, the poe…

A Winter Day

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Lucy Maud Montgomery


Montgomery's poem on winter is an analogy for life, symbolizing the three life stages of youth, adulthood and old age.

Shakespeare Monologues Collection vol. 03

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William Shakespeare


LibriVox readers present the third collection of monologues from Shakespeare's plays. Containing 20 parts. - William Shakespeare (April 26, …

The Reign of King Edward the Third

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William Shakespeare


The Reign of King Edward the Third is an Elizabethan play printed anonymously in 1596. It has frequently been claimed that it was at least p…

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (version 2)

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William Blake


"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom."The Marriage of Heaven & Hell is William Blake’s masterpiece – a piously bl…

Achilleis

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Achilleis von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, entstanden 1797–99, veröffentlicht 1808. Als Goethe an dem Epos in Hexametern Hermann und Do…

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

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Phillis Wheatley


Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American to publish a book of poetry in 1773. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at age s…

Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse

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Variousandolive Beaupre Miller


Full of delightful fairy tales, charming poems and engaging stories, this is the second volume of the "My Bookhouse" series for li…

Sammlung deutscher Gedichte 012

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Various


Eine Sammlung 20 deutscher Gedichte für LibriVox. "Tam O'Shanter" übersetzt von Edmund Ruete (1859-1910)

A Prairie Sunset

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Walt Whitman


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Prairie Sunset by Walt Whitman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 28, 2011.Walt…

Buch der Lieder

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Heinrich Heine


Nicht ohne Befangenheit übergebe ich der Lesewelt den erneueten Abdruck dieses Buches. Es hat mir die größte Überwindun…

A Chesterton Calendar

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G. K. Chesterton


Go through the year, day by day, with the wit and wisdom of G.K. Chesterton! Compiled from the writings of 'G.K.C', both in verse and in pro…

More Goops and How Not to Be Them

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Frank Gelett Burgess


Deep in the heart of every parent is the wish, the desire, to have other adults tell us, in an unsolicited way, just how very polite one’s c…

Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection

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Various


A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selec…

Adventskalender 2011

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Various


Diese Sammlung ist ein Adventskalender und enthält für jeden Tag vom 1. - 24. Dezember eine Aufnahme. (Zusammenfassung von Elli)

The Trenches

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Frederic Manning


LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Trenches by Frederic Manning. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 30, 201…

A Child's Garden of Verses (version 2)

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Robert Louis Stevenson


A Child's Garden of Verses is a collection of poems for children by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The collection first appeare…

The Prophet (version 3)

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Kahlil Gibran


The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry fables written in English by the Lebanese-American poet and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally…

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