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Adlestrop by Edward Thomas

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 7 recordings of Adlestrop by Edward Thomas (1878-1917). This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 20th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/adlestrop_0909_librivox/adlestrop_thomas_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 12s (mp3 64kb)

Yes, I remember Adlestrop–
The name–because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop–only the name–

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry;
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloustershire.

This week’s poem can also be found here.

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (3.7MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

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