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Grandma’s Prayer by Eugene Field

LibriVox logo LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Grandma’s Prayer by Eugene Field (1850-1895). This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 4th to September 11th, 2011.

Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children’s poetry and humorous essays. He first started publishing poetry in 1879, when his poem “Christmas Treasures” appeared in A Little Book of Western Verse. Over a dozen volumes of poetry followed and he became well known for his light-hearted poems for children, perhaps the most famous of which is “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.” (Summary from Wikipedia)
*This poem taken from the Yale Book of American Verse. (1912). Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915)

http://www.archive.org/download/grandmasprayer_1109_librivox/grandmasprayer_field_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 1s (mp3@64kb)

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (5.8MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

Grandma’s Prayer
I pray that, risen from the dead,
I may in glory stand—
A crown, perhaps, upon my head,
But a needle in my hand.

I’ve never learned to sing or play,
So let no harp be mine;
From birth unto my dying day,
Plain sewing’s been my line.

Therefore, accustomed to the end
To plying useful stitches,
I’ll be content if asked to mend
The little angels’ breeches.

This week’s poem can be found here.


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