Eros and Psyche

Robert BRIDGES (1844 - 1930)

Bridges' Eros and Psyche retells the Eros (= Cupid) and Psyche myth first recorded by Lucius Apuleius in his book The Golden Ass. The poem is divided into twelve cantos - one for each of the twelve months of the year - which gives the poem a certain, almost "pastoral" feel. The number of stanzas in each canto equals the number of days in that month: so the first canto March has 31 stanzas, the second canto April has 30 stanzas, and so on. Each stanza is a septet (ie comprises exactly seven lines) which follow the same end-rhyming schema of a-b-a-b-c-c-b.(Summary by Godsend)

Genre(s): Lyric

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 March Nathan
00:10:42
Play 02 April Nathan
00:10:25
Play 03 May Nathan
00:10:51
Play 04 June Nathan
00:10:28
Play 05 July Nathan
00:10:50
Play 06 August Nathan
00:10:52
Play 07 September Nathan
00:10:56
Play 08 October Nathan
00:11:25
Play 09 November Nathan
00:11:16
Play 10 December Nathan
00:11:34
Play 11 January Nathan
00:11:54
Play 12 February Nathan
00:10:36