Once There Was Time
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Once There Was Time by John Frederick Freeman.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 21, 2021.
John Frederick Freeman was an English poet and essayist, who gave up a successful career in insurance to write full-time. He was born in London and started as an office boy aged 13. He was a close friend of Walter de la Mare from 1907, who lobbied hard with Edward Marsh to get Freeman into the Georgian Poetry series; with eventual success. De la Mare's biographer Theresa Whistler describes him as "tall, gangling, ugly, solemn, punctilious". This poem is taken from POEMS NEW AND OLD By John Freeman (1920) - Summary by David Lawrence
Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)