Thanatopsis

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant.
This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 12, 2022.
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The author was only 18 when he wrote this contemplation on death, his most famous poem. His teenage musings on nature's capacity to delight us and calm us while we live, then enfold us -- every one of us -- in its bosom for all eternity, captures a serene truth. The earth is a giant graveyard and a consummate leveler, for everybody suffers the same fate in the end. (Summary by Michele Fry)

Genre(s): Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Thanatopsis - read by APS Adrian Stephens
00:05:21
Play 02 Thanatopsis - read by BK Bruce Kachuk
00:05:23
Play 03 Thanatopsis - read by CD CalmDragon
00:05:22
Play 04 Thanatopsis - read by LKA Kerry Adams
00:06:31
Play 05 Thanatopsis - read by KS KevinS
00:04:54
Play 06 Thanatopsis - read by LCW Larry Wilson
00:04:50
Play 07 Thanatopsis - read by LS LeeSalter
00:05:17
Play 08 Thanatopsis - read by MTF Michele Fry
00:05:17
Play 09 Thanatopsis - read by PY Peter Yearsley
00:05:32
Play 10 Thanatopsis - read by RJ Richa Jain
00:05:12
Play 11 Thanatopsis - read by BJ William Allan Jones
00:05:22