LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Days Too Short by William H. Davies (1871-1940). This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 3 – April 10, 2011.
http://www.archive.org/download/days_too_short_1104_librivox/daystooshort_davies_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 3s (mp3@64kb)
Days Too Short
WHEN primroses are out in Spring,
And small, blue violets come between;
When merry birds sing on boughs green,
And rills, as soon as born, must sing;
When butterflies will make side-leaps,
As though escaped from Nature’s hand
Ere perfect quite; and bees will stand
Upon their heads in fragrant deeps;
When small clouds are so silvery white
Each seems a broken rimmèd moon—
When such things are, this world too soon,
For me, doth wear the veil of Night.
This week’s poem can be found here.