William was holding in his hand The likeness of his wife! Fresh, as if touched by fairy wand, With beauty, grace, and life. He almost thought it spoke:—he gazed Upon the bauble still, Absorbed, delighted, and amazed, To view the artist's skill. "This picture is yourself, dear Jane— 'Tis drawn to nature true: I've kissed it o'er and o'er again, It is much like you." "And has it kissed you back, my dear?" "Why—no—my love," said he. "Then, William, it is very clear 'Tis not at all LIKE ME!"
The Miniature by George P. Morris (1802 to 1864) This week's poem can be found at this link.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of:
“Mother Nature” by George MacDonald (1824-1905).
This was the weekly poetry project for March 3rd to March 10th, 2013.
George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. (Summary by David Lawrence)
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 recordings of A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham (1784-1842).
This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 4th to March 11th, 2012.
Allan Cunningham was a Scottish poet and author. Cunningham was apprenticed to a stonemason, but gave his leisure to reading and writing imitations of old Scottish ballads. His prose is often spoiled by its misplaced and too ambitious rhetoric; his verse also is ornate, and both are full of mannerisms. Some of his songs, however, hold a high place among British lyrics. “A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea” is one of the best British sea-songs, although written by a landsman.(Summary by Wikipedia)
http://www.archive.org/download/wetsheet_flowingsea_1203_librivox/wetsheetflowingsea_cunningham_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 39s (mp3@64kb)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of To Celia by Ben Jonson (1573-1637). This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 6th – March 13th, 2011.
Benjamin Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.
To Celia is a poem first published after March 1616 by Ben Jonson. It was set to music after 1770, in the form of the song Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, the poem’s first line.(summary by Wikipedia)
http://www.archive.org/download/to_celia_1103_librivox/tocelia_jonson_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 12s (mp3@64kb)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of Faults by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933). This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 7th – March 14th, 2010.
http://www.archive.org/download/faults_1003_librivox/faults_teasdale_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=37s (mp3@64kb)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Thaw by Edward Thomas (1878-1917). This was the weekly poetry project for March 1st, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/thaw_0903_librivox/thaw_thomas_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=34s (mp3@64kb)