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‘Tis the Last Rose of Summer by Sir Thomas Moore

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of ’Tis the Last Rose of Summer by Sir Thomas Moore (1779-1852). This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 15th, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/tisthe_lastrose_ofsummer_0911_librivox/lastroseofsummer_moore_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 23s (mp3@64kb)

‘Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone ;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone ;
No flower of her kindred,
No rose-bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one !
To pine on the stem ;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter
Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
And from Love’s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie wither’d,
And fond ones are flown,
Oh ! who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

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 (5.9MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

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