LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of After Music by Josephine Preston Peabody (1874-1922). This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 10th – April 17th, 2011.
Josephine Preston Peabody was an American poet and dramatist. She was born in New York and educated at the Girls’ Latin School, Boston, and at Radcliffe College. (summary from Wikipedia)
http://www.archive.org/download/after_music_1104_librivox/aftermusic_peabody_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 1s (mp3@64kb)
I SAW not they were strange, the ways I roam,
Until the music called, and called me thence,
And tears stirred in my heart as tears may come
To lonely children straying far from home,
Who know not how they wandered so, nor whence.
If I might follow far and far away
Unto the country where these songs abide,
I think my soul would wake and find it day,
Would tell me who I am, and why I stray,—
Would tell me who I was before I died.
This week’s poem can be found here.