Songs of Love and Life

Zora CROSS (1890 - 1964)

Songs of Love and Life by Zora Cross was a phenomenon in the author's native Australia in 1917. The original privately-published edition quickly sold out, and an expanded edition was produced a month later. Its erotic content, a rejection of old Victorian values, along with anti-war and feminist themes, catapulted the then 27-year-old Cross to the forefront of Australian poets. She was lauded and praised, but slowly fell into disfavor. Here we present the expanded version of her book, with the addition of four poems dropped from the privately-printed edition, which appear at the end of the recording. - Summary by cavaet

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Genre(s): Erotica, Single author

Language: English

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Play 01 Sonnet I Cavaet
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Play 02 Sonnet II EliseDee
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Play 03 Sonnet III EliseDee
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Play 04 Sonnet IV Cavaet
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Play 05 Sonnet V EliseDee
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Play 06 Sonnet VI EliseDee
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Play 07 Sonnet VII Cavaet
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Play 08 Sonnet VIII EliseDee
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Play 09 Sonnet IX Cavaet
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Play 10 Sonnet X EliseDee
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Play 11 Sonnet XI Cavaet
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Play 12 Sonnet XII Cavaet
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Play 13 Sonnet XIII EliseDee
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Play 14 Sonnet XIV Cavaet
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Play 15 Sonnet XV EliseDee
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Play 16 Sonnet XVI Cavaet
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Play 17 Sonnet XVII Cavaet
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Play 18 Sonnet XVIII Cavaet
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Play 19 Sonnet XIX EliseDee
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Play 20 Sonnet XX Cavaet
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Play 21 Sonnet XXI Cavaet
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Play 22 Sonnet XXII Cavaet
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Play 23 Sonnet XXIII Cavaet
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Play 24 Sonnet XXIV EliseDee
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Play 25 Sonnet XXV Cavaet
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Play 26 Sonnet XXVI EliseDee
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Play 27 Sonnet XXVII EliseDee
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Play 28 Sonnet XXVIII Cavaet
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Play 29 Sonnet XXIX Cavaet
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Play 30 Sonnet XXX EliseDee
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Play 31 Sonnet XXXI Cavaet
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Play 32 Sonnet XXXII Cavaet
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Play 33 Sonnet XXXIII Cavaet
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Play 34 Sonnet XXXIV Cavaet
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Play 35 Sonnet XXXV EliseDee
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Play 36 Sonnet XXXVI EliseDee
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Play 37 Sonnet XXXVII EliseDee
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Play 38 Sonnet XXXVIII Cavaet
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Play 39 Sonnet XXXIX Cavaet
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Play 40 Sonnet XL Cavaet
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Play 41 Sonnet XLI EliseDee
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Play 42 Sonnet XLII Cavaet
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Play 43 Sonnet XLIII EliseDee
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Play 44 Sonnet XLIV Cavaet
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Play 45 Sonnet XLV Cavaet
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Play 46 Sonnet XLVI Cavaet
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Play 47 Sonnet XLVII Cavaet
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Play 48 Sonnet XLVIII EliseDee
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Play 49 Sonnet XLIX Cavaet
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Play 50 Sonnet L Cavaet
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Play 51 Sonnet LI Cavaet
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Play 52 Sonnet LII Cavaet
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Play 53 Sonnet LIII EliseDee
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Play 54 Sonnet LIV Cavaet
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Play 55 Sonnet LV EliseDee
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Play 56 Sonnet LVI EliseDee
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Play 57 Sonnet LVII Cavaet
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Play 58 Sonnet LVIII Cavaet
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Play 59 Sonnet LIX EliseDee
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Play 60 Sonnet LX EliseDee
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Play 61 The Vision Of Jehovah Cavaet
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Play 62 The New Moon Cavaet
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Play 63 The Poppy EliseDee
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Play 64 Books EliseDee
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Play 65 When I Was Six EliseDee
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Play 66 My Muse EliseDee
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Play 67 Seascape Cavaet
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Play 68 The Perfect Rhyme Cavaet
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Play 69 Memory EliseDee
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Play 70 The Fairies' Fair EliseDee
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Play 71 Pain Cavaet
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Play 72 April-Laughter EliseDee
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Play 73 The Poets Garden Cavaet
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Play 74 The Rainbow EliseDee
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Play 75 Fortune Cavaet
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Play 76 Holiday Humour Cavaet
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Play 77 To A Favourite Poet Cavaet
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Play 78 In A Garden EliseDee
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Play 79 Girl Gladness EliseDee
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Play 80 If I Were A Poet EliseDee
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Play 81 Grief Cavaet
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Play 82 Thou Shall Not Cavaet
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Play 83 The Open Air EliseDee
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Play 84 The Birthday Of The Dead Cavaet
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Play 85 Only Sir Galahad Cavaet
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Play 86 The Triumph Of Eve EliseDee
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Play 87 Outside The Gate EliseDee
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Play 88 Sonnets Of The South I EliseDee
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Play 89 Sonnets Of The South II EliseDee
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Play 90 Sonnets Of The South III EliseDee
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Play 91 Sonnets Of The South IV EliseDee
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Play 92 Sonnets Of The South V EliseDee
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Play 93 Sonnets Of The South VI EliseDee
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Play 94 The Ragnarok Of Regeneration Cavaet
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Play 95 Wedded EliseDee
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Play 96 The Bridal Ode EliseDee
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Play 97 Night-Ride Cavaet
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Play 98 No Woman's Land EliseDee
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Play 99 Spring EliseDee
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Play 100 The Babies's Bay EliseDee
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Play 101 Gods At Gallipoli Cavaet
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Play 102 Sonnet X (Exp.Version) EliseDee
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Play 103 Sonnett XIV(Exp. Version) EliseDee
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Play 104 The Sisters of Sorrow Cavaet
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Play 105 Poor Fools! Cavaet
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