Poetry Miscellany 01

Various

As we get older, many of us return to youthful memories of poems once significant to us. Outside their association with our youth, we may wonder what significance they have to us now. There were other poems we've met along the way as well: some held no appeal while others were forgotten. And there were others we never had the opportunity to meet.

This selection hopes to go beyond the experience of meeting old friends and on top opening the door to new ones — poems that might relate more significantly to our current lives. Originally titled "Personal Poems for Later Years," this collection gestures towards poems that ask us to slow down some we can consider them more deeply than before — no matter our age.

Each time we read a good poem it brings with it a different meaning. Meeting a poem with an open ear, be it old friend or new, we can find its deeper significance. (Summary by Alan Davis Drake)

Genre(s): Poetry, Anthologies

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 After Writing Poetry Maxwell Bodenheim Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:05 en
Play 02 An Agnostic Hymn Henrietta Anne Huxley Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:02:17 en
Play 03 The Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia Ward Howe Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:57 en
Play 04 Blake Marianne Moore Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:00:48 en
Play 05 The Burning Babe Robert Southwell Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:56 en
Play 06 A Day Maxwell Bodenheim Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:00:50 en
Play 07 The Dead Jones Very Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:19 en
Play 08 Had I a Heart for Falsehood Framed Richard Brinsley Sheridan Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:10 en
Play 09 The Inner Vision William Wordsworth Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:19 en
Play 10 A Likeness: Portrait Bust of an Unknown, Capitol, Rome Willa Sibert Cather Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:03:18 en
Play 11 The Lonely Death Adelaide Crapsey Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:02 en
Play 12 The New Birth Jones Very Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:15 en
Play 13 An Old Negro Asleep Maxwell Bodenheim Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:03 en
Play 14 On the Road to the Sea Charlotte Mew Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:04:41 en
Play 15 The Peddler Charlotte Mew Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:35 en
Play 16 The Remorse of the Dead Charles Baudelaire Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:22 en
Play 17 Sunday in a Certain City Suburb Maxwell Bodenheim Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:11 en
Play 18 Three Dimensions Man Ray Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:01:05 en
Play 19 To a Man Maxwell Bodenheim Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:00:52 en
Play 20 The Vagabond in the Park Maxwell Bodenheim Etext Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:00:57 en