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Inscription for an Old Bed by William Morris

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Inscription for an Old Bed by William Morris (1834-1896). This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 20th – June 27th, 2010.
http://www.archive.org/download/inscription_oldbed_1006_librivox/inscriptionforanoldbed_morris_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 24s (mp3@64kb)


Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (6.8MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

Inscription for an Old Bed
The wind’s on the wold
And the night is a-cold,
And Thames runs chill
‘Twixt mead and hill.
But kind and dear
Is the old house here
And my heart is warm
Midst winter’s harm.
Rest then and rest,
And think of the best
‘Twixt summer and spring,
When all birds sing
In the town of the tree,
And ye lie in me
And scarce dare move,
Lest the earth and its love
Should fade away
Ere the full of the day.
I am old and have seen
Many things that have been;
Both grief and peace
And wane and increase.
No tale I tell
Of ill or well,
But this I say:
Night treadeth on day,
And for worst or best
Right good is rest.

This week’s poem can be found here.

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