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For many in Europe the focus has shifted west to the Americas, both by settlement and by war against the indigenous tribes. And then between themselves.Democracy would be reborn by the American War of Independence. In the East India becomes the stage for further expansion. For our wordsmiths the world had become a wider page on which to write their thoughts. Coleridge, Pope, Southey, Wordsworth speak with lyrical eloquence on subjects both great and small. But always form the heart.Show more
Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations. In this hour we introduce poets of the quality and breadth of Alexander Pope as well as themes on January, Cavalier Poets, Night and more.All of them are from Portable Poetry, a dedicated poetry publisher. We believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other arts can’t. Our range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a wide range of themes. Portable Poetry can found at iTunes, Audible, the digital music section on Amazon and most other digital stores. This audio book is also duplicated in print as an ebook. Same title. Same words. Perhaps a different experience. But with Amazon’s whispersync you can pick up and put down on any device – start on audio, continue in print and any which way after that. Portable poetry – Let us join you for the journey.The Poetry Hour – Volume 17Alexander Pope – An IntroductionSummer by Alexander PopeSolitude by Alexander PopeThe Dunicad. An Extract of Book I by Alexander PopeJanuary Sonnet LIX. Written at Ampton, Suffolk. January 1838 by Henry AlfordAt the Entering of the New Year by Thomas HardyThe First Snowfall by James Russell LowellIt is Winter by Daniel SheehanPray, to What Earth Does This Sweet Cold Belong by Henry David ThoreauJanuary 1795 by Mary Darby RobinsonThe Cavalier Poets – An IntroductionThe Given Heart by Abraham CowleyGo Lovely Rose by Edmund WallerEpigram LXV – To My Muse by Ben JonsonDefinition of Love by Andrew MarvellLove’s End by Lord Edward Herbert of CherburyLove Conquer’d by Richard LovelaceTo Sappho by Robert HerrickLips & Eyes by Thomas CarewI Prithee Send Me Back My Heart by Sir John SucklingThe Poetry of GK Chesterton - An IntroductionThe Englishman by GK ChestertonThe Rolling English Road by GK ChestertonThe Convert by GK ChestertonThe Last Hero by GK ChestertonAmericanisation by GK ChestertonWho Goes Home by GK ChestertonThe Poetry of Night - An IntroductionProlong the Night by Renee VivienI Weary Tonight, I Weary by Alexander AndersonSonnet LXVI – The Night Flood Rakes by Charlotte SmithA Prayer in Darkness by GK ChestertonThe Night by Alfred LichtensteinFrom The City of Dreadful Night by James ThomsonIn Drear Nighted December by John KeatsThe Slave’s Singing at Midnight by Henry Wadsworth LongfellowSleep on Thine Eyes by HafizJohn Keats – A Tribute in VerseJohn Keats by Dante Gabriel RossettiThe Poetry of Keats by George MeredithFor the Anniversary of John Keats Death by Sara TeasdaleThe Grave of Keats by Oscar WildeShow more
Alexander Pope was born on May 21st, 1688 into a Catholic family in London. His education was affected by the then recent Test Acts, which upheld the status of the Church of England and banned Catholics from teaching. In effect this meant his formal education was over by the age of 12 but Pope was to immerse himself in classical literature and languages and too, in effect, educate himself. From this age too he also suffered from numerous health problems including Pott's disease, a type of tuberculosis, which resulted in a stunted, deformed body. Only to grow to a height of 4' 6", with a severe hunchback and complicated further by respiratory difficulties, high fevers, inflamed eyes and abdominal pain all of which served to further isolate him, initially, from society.However his talent was evident to all. Best known for his satirical verse, his translations of Homer and the use of the heroic couplet, he is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare.With the publication of Pastorals in 1709 followed by An Essay on Criticism in 1711 and his most famous work The Rape of the Lock in 1712, Pope became not only famous but wealthy.His translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey further enhanced both reputation and purse. His engagement to produce an opulent new edition of Shakespeare met with a mixed reception. Pope attempted to "regularise" Shakespeare's metre and rewrote some of his verse and cut 1500 lines, that Pope considered to be beneath the Bard's standard, to mere footnotes.Alexander Pope died on May 30th, 1744 at his villa at Twickenham (where he created his famous grotto and gardens) and was buried in the nave of the nearby Church of England Church - St Mary the Virgin.Over the years and centuries since his death Pope's work has been in and out of favour but with this distance he is now truly recognised as one of England's greatest poets. This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.Show more
At this time of the year as the nights close in and the temperature drops Winter seems like a season that nobody really enjoys and we look forward all the more to Spring. For many children however it is the bounty of Christmas that steals their attention and for others the renewal of the New Year. But for Nature it is pause for breath, to take stock of what has gone by in the year to date and ready herself for the energies and dramatic development to the landscape that Spring will bring. But Winter has its beauty too; the frost or snow covered ground, the grey swell of a winters sea and the bleak yet beautiful imagery of the landscape. Our collection of poems brings together the talents of many best loved poets such as Thomas Hardy, Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, Daniel Sheehan, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Louis Stevenson and Emily Bronte are amongst many who catalogue and celebrate the season and its feelings in unique and telling ways. This collection is read for you by Ghizela Rowe And Gideon Wagner.Show more
July - the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and Summer is a rich harvest of colours and sights. Poets of the calibre of Shakespeare, Keats, Pope, Whitman and Tennyson describe and marshall their thoughts for our delight. Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The tracks are; July - An Introduction; July 2nd 1863 By Tom Reynolds; America, From The National Ode July 4th 1876 By James Bayard Taylor; 4th July 1882, Malines, Midnight By James Kenneth Stephen; Fourth Of July By Julia A Moore; July 4th 1857 By Alfred Gibbs Campbell; Ode For July 4th 1917 By HP Lovecraft; Ode For The 4th Of July By James Monroe Whitfield; Sonnet LVII - Summit Of Skiddaw, July 7th 1838 By Henry Alford; July 9th 1872 By Abram Joseph Ryan; London In July By Amy Levy; St Martins Summer By Robert Louis Stevenson; Summer By Alexander Pope; L' Envoi (An Extract) By Rudyard Kipling; Broadway, New York, July 1916 By George Sterling; In This Summer By Daniel Sheehan; A July Afternoon By The Pond By Walt Whitman; On The Grasshopper And Cricket By John Keats; Shall I Compare Thee To A Summers Day (Sonnet 18) By William Shakespeare; On My Sons Return Out Of England July 17th 1661 By Anne Bradstreet; Sonnet July 18th 1787 By William Lisle Bowles; Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House July 18th 1666 By Anne Bradstreet; Sonnet At Dover Cliffs July 20th 1787 By William Lisle Bowles; Summer Sun By Robert Louis Stevenson; Sonnet At Ostend July 22nd 1787 By William Lisle Bowles; Between The Dusk Of Summer By William Ernest Henley; Summer Night By Alfred Lord Tennyson; The School Boy By William Blake; Answer July By Emily Dickinson; Written In July By Samuel Rogers; From My Diary July 1914 By Wilfred Owen.Show more
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