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My LibriVox recordings & my reading journal (solo Litblog).


The LibriVox Weekly Poem: Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick

LibriVox Weekly PoemA sweet disorder in the dress
Kindles in clothes a wantonness:
A lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction:
An erring lace which here and there
Enthralls the crimson stomacher:
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbons to flow confusedly:
A winning wave, deserving note,
In the tempestuous petticoat:
A careless shoe-string, in whose tie
I see a wild civility:
Do more bewitch me than when art
Is too precise in every part.
 

Delight in Disorder by Robert Herrick (1591 to 1674) This week's poem can be found at this link.

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The Hag by Robert Herrick

LibriVox Weekly PoemLibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of:
“The Hag” by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

This was the weekly poetry project for October 20th to October 27th, 2013.

A poem for Halloween by the 17th century English author Robert Herrick. His poems were not widely popular at the time they were published. His style was strongly influenced by Ben Jonson, by the classical Roman writers, and by the poems of the late Elizabethan era. This must have seemed quite old-fashioned to an audience whose tastes were tuned to the complexities of the metaphysical poets such as John Donne and Andrew Marvell. His works were rediscovered in the early nineteenth century, and have been regularly printed ever since. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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