The Lovers

Emily DICKINSON (1830 - 1886)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 27 recordings of The Lovers by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 27, 2012.

The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called "the Poetry of the Portfolio,"—something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer's own mind. Such verse must inevitably forfeit whatever advantage lies in the discipline of public criticism and the enforced conformity to accepted ways. On the other hand, it may often gain something through the habit of freedom and the unconventional utterance of daring thoughts. In the case of the present author, there was absolutely no choice in the matter; she must write thus, or not at all. A recluse by temperament and habit, literally spending years without setting her foot beyond the doorstep, and many more years during which her walks were strictly limited to her father's grounds, she habitually concealed her mind, like her person, from all but a very few friends; and it was with great difficulty that she was persuaded to print, during her lifetime, three or four poems. Yet she wrote verses in great abundance; and though brought curiously indifferent to all conventional rules, had yet a rigorous literary standard of her own, and often altered a word many times to suit an ear which had its own tenacious fastidiousness. (Summary from the Preface of Poems by Emily Dickinson )

Genre(s): Poetry, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Lovers - Read by AG April Gonzales
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Play 02 The Lovers - Read by BG Bob Gonzalez
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Play 03 The Lovers - Read by BRO ruy343
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Play 04 The Lovers - Read by BT Bellona Times
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Play 05 The Lovers - Read by CMP CaprishaPage
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Play 06 The Lovers - Read by DL David Lawrence
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Play 07 The Lovers - Read by Elli Elli
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Play 08 The Lovers - Read by FS fshort
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Play 09 The Lovers - Read by GC Snapdragon
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Play 10 The Lovers - Read by HS Harvey Spurr
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Play 11 The Lovers - Read by JBS JemmaBlythe
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Play 12 The Lovers - Read by JCM Jason Mills
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Play 13 The Lovers - Read by JM2 Jannie Meisberger
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Play 14 The Lovers - Read by JN Julia Niedermaier
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Play 15 The Lovers - Read by KLH Kristin Hughes
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Play 16 The Lovers - Read by LAH Lee Ann Howlett
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Play 17 The Lovers - Read by LD kdeutschle
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Play 18 The Lovers - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
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Play 19 The Lovers - Read by MCD Marie Daum
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Play 20 The Lovers - Read by MJF MJ Franck
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Play 21 The Lovers - Read by MP Mateo Palfreman
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Play 22 The Lovers - Read by MV Mike Vendetti
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Play 23 The Lovers - Read by REF Rhonda Federman
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Play 24 The Lovers - Read by RH Rhajimas Holmes
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Play 25 The Lovers - Read by RN ravenotation
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Play 26 The Lovers - Read by UM ekzemplaro
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Play 27 The Lovers - Read by VK Verity Kendall
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