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On Passing Deadman’s Island

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Thomas Moore

LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of On Passing Deadman’s Island by Thomas Moore. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July…

Short Poetry Collection 094

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Robert Frost

This is a collection of poems recorded by LibriVox volunteers for the month of January 2011.

The Power of the Dog

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Rudyard Kipling

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 19…

Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2

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Charles Dickens

This year is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the second volume; the first volume of short works - fiction, essays, poetry a…

Solitude (Pope)

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Alexander Pope

LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of Solitude by Alexander Pope. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of Febr…

The Fasti

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Publius (Ovid) Ovidius Naso

The Fasti is a Latin poem in six books, written by Ovid and believed to have been published in 8 AD. The Fasti is organized according to th…

The Hunting of the Snark (version 2)

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Lewis Carroll

The Hunting of the Snark is a long nonsense poem by Lewis Carroll describing the adventures of ten weirdly assorted characters as they pursu…

Quatrains of Omar Khayyam of Nishapur

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Omar Khayyám

In 1906, Eben Francis Thompson,scholar and poet, published a limited edition of his translation of the Quatrains of Omar Khayyam. This editi…

A Drama of Exile

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In writing her 'Drama of Exile', Barrett's subject was 'the new and strange experience of the fallen humanity, as it went forth from Paradis…


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Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis

Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD. The details of the …

LibriVox 6th Anniversary Collection

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

What do you do for a sixth anniversary? We challenged our readers to find any short works which had 'six' in the title - in any language. Th…

Mother Nature (Dickinson)

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Emily Dickinson

LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of Mother Nature by Emily Dickinson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 3, 2013Whil…


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Oscar Wilde

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 different recordings of Serenade by Oscar Wilde. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of April 2…

Poems of West and East

Read by Elizabeth Klett

Vita Sackville-West

Victoria Mary Sackville-West, The Hon Lady Nicolson, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author and poet. Her long narrative p…

Long Poems Collection 005

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Long Poems Collection 005: a collection of 10 public-domain poems longer than 5 minutes in length.

Don Juan, Canto 5

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George Gordon, Lord Byron

Juan, captured by Turkish pirates and sold into slavery is bought by a beautiful Princess as her toy-boy. Dressed as an odalisque, he is smu…

The Smoke Upon Your Altar Dies

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Rudyard Kipling

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Smoke Upon Your Altar Dies by Rudyard Kipling. This was the Weekly Poetry project for Jan…

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám (Persian original and Whinfield translation)

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Omar Khayyám

Omar Khayyám (1048–1131) was a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. In the Western world he is most famous for his many rub&aa…

Sonnet 116

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William Shakespeare

LibriVox volunteers bring you seventeen recordings of Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of …

Nonsense Verses

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Edward Lear

This is a collection of some of the delightful nonsense verses and stories by Edward Lear. A lot of them are also my favorites. The Jumblies…

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