LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher by Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864). This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 1st to August 7th, 2011.
Walter Savage Landor was an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations, and the poem Rose Aylmer, but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was, it was equaled by his rumbustious character and lively temperament. (summary from Wikipedia)
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Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher
I strove with none, for none was worth my strife:
Nature I loved, and, next to Nature, Art:
I warm’d both hands before the fire of Life;
It sinks; and I am ready to depart.
This week’s poem can be found here.