A 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.
To take you back to your childhood, LibriVox volunteers bring you 28 recordings of:
The Star by Jane Taylor (1783-1824).
This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 24 to March 31st, 2013.
Please click here to download or listen to my recording.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Epistle to Mrs. Tyler by Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771).
This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 25th to April 1st, 2012.
Christopher Smart, also known as “Kit Smart”, “Kitty Smart”, and “Jack Smart”, was an English poet. He was a major contributor to two popular magazines and a friend to influential cultural icons like Samuel Johnson and Henry Fielding. Smart, a high church Anglican, was widely known throughout London. Although he is primarily recognized as a religious poet, his poetry includes various other themes, such as his theories on nature and his promotion of English nationalism.
(Summary from Wikipedia)
http://www.archive.org/download/epistle_1204_librivox/epistletomrstyler_smart_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 43s (mp3@64kb)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Silver Filigree by Elinor Wylie (1885-1928). This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 27, 2011.
http://www.archive.org/download/silverfiligree_1104_librivox/silverfiligree_wylie_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=57s (mp3@64kb)
LibriVox volunteers offer you 15 different recordings of Worth While, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919). This was the weekly poetry project for the week of March 28 – April 4th, 2010.
http://www.archive.org/download/worth_while_1003_librivox/worthwhile_wilcox_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 27s (mp3@64kb)
LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Potato’s Dance by Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931). This was the weekly poetry project for March 22nd, 2009.
http://www.archive.org/download/potatos_dance_0903_librivox/potatosdance_lindsay_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=2m 0s (mp3@64kb)