LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of:
“The Poet Who Sleeps” by Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864)
This was the (extended) weekly poetry project for November 24th to December 15th, 2013.
My recording of this week’s poem has a running time of 1m 12s.
You can listen to it now, by clicking the following play button;
The entire project, featuring all 13 readers of this week’s poem, is also available at this link.
The zip file size is 7MB with a total running time of 15m 8s.
All the files contained inside the zip are mp3, all with a bitrate of 64kb.
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The Poet Who Sleeps
One day, when I was young, I read
About a poet, long since dead,
Who fell asleep, as poets do
In writing—and make others too.
But herein lies the story’s gist,
How a gay queen came up and kist
__________‘Capital!’ thought I.
‘A like good fortune let me try.’
Many the things we poets feign.
I feign’d to sleep, but tried in vain.
I tost and turn’d from side to side,
With open mouth and nostrils wide.
At last there came a pretty maid,
And gazed; then to myself I said,
‘Now for it!’ She, instead of kiss,
Cried, ‘What a lazy lout is this!’