The World's Best Poetry, Volume 5: Nature (Part 1)

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The fifth of ten volumes of poetry edited by Canadian poet laureate Bliss Carman (1861-1929). This collection, the first of two parts, includes a range of poems dealing with the natural world, covering subjects such as nature's influence on the poetic mind; daylight and nighttime; the seasons; inland waters; and highlands. It also includes an introductory essay to the volume by the "Father of Canadian Poetry" Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943). - Summary by Tomas Peter

Genre(s): Anthologies

Language: English

Group: World's Best Poetry

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 The Poetry of Nature by Charles George Douglas Roberts Group 00:12:29
Play 01 The World Is Too Much with Us (Sonnet) by William Wordsworth Leanne Yau
00:01:25
Play 02 Earth, Ocean, Air: From the Preface of 'Alastor' by Percy Bysshe Shelley Leanne Yau
00:03:34
Play 03 On a Beautiful Day by John Sterling Sonia
00:01:32
Play 04 God in Nature: From 'Paracelsus' by Robert Browning Craig Franklin
00:04:02
Play 05 My Heart Leaps Up by William Wordsworth Tomas Peter
00:00:57
Play 06 Each and All by Ralph Waldo Emerson Jason in Panama
00:03:09
Play 07 The Country Faith by Norman Gale Tomas Peter
00:01:01
Play 08 Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth Craig Franklin
00:09:43
Play 09 Great Nature Is an Army Gay by Richard Watson Gilder Sonia
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Play 10 Come to These Scenes of Peace by William Lisle Bowles Leanne Yau
00:01:13
Play 11 Ode on the Pleasure Arising from Vicissitude by Thomas Gray Tomas Peter
00:02:52
Play 12 Nature by Jones Very Jason in Panama
00:01:18
Play 13 Influence of Natural Objects: From 'The Prelude' I by William Wordsworth Craig Franklin
00:04:11
Play 14 An Indian Song by William Butler Yeats Leanne Yau
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Play 15 The Tables Turned by William Wordsworth Tomas Peter
00:02:07
Play 16 Rus in Urbe by Clement Scott Group 00:02:45
Play 17 The Faun (A Fragment) by Richard Hovey Leanne Yau
00:05:26
Play 18 Invocation to Light: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book III by John Milton Tomas Peter
00:03:55
Play 19 Light: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book VII by John Milton Craig Franklin
00:01:03
Play 20 Light by George MacDonald Jason in Panama
00:03:58
Play 21 The Northern Lights by Benjamin Franklin Taylor Leanne Yau
00:00:50
Play 22 From the 'Hymn to Light' by Abraham Cowley Craig Franklin
00:03:41
Play 23 Daybreak by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:37
Play 24 Dawn by Richard Watson Gilder Leanne Yau
00:02:11
Play 25 Morning Song by Joanna Baillie Tomas Peter
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Play 26 Morning by John Cunningham Tomas Peter
00:02:14
Play 27 Pack Clouds Away by Thomas Heywood Leanne Yau
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Play 28 Morning: From 'The Minstrel' by James Beattie Craig Franklin
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Play 29 Summer Rain by Hartley Coleridge Sonia
00:01:26
Play 30 The Oasis of Sidi Khaled by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt Craig Franklin
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Play 31 A Midsummer's Noon in the Australian Forest by Charles Harpur Jason in Panama
00:02:26
Play 32 Noontide by John Leyden Sonia
00:01:31
Play 33 A Summer Noon by William Howitt Leanne Yau
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Play 34 The Midges Dance Aboon the Burn by Robert Tannahill Tomas Peter
00:01:26
Play 35 Sunset: From 'Queen Mab' by Percy Bysshe Shelley Leanne Yau
00:02:17
Play 36 Fancy in Nubibus by Samuel Taylor Coleridge Craig Franklin
00:01:25
Play 37 Day Is Dying: From 'The Spanish Gypsy' by Marian Evans Lewes Cross (George Eliot) Tomas Peter
00:01:46
Play 38 The End of the Day by Duncan Campbell Scott Group 00:01:35
Play 39 Evening by Archibald Lampman Jason in Panama
00:01:20
Play 40 A Twilight Fancy by Dora Read Goodale Craig Franklin
00:02:00
Play 41 To the Evening Star by Thomas Campbell Leanne Yau
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Play 42 The Evening Wind by William Cullen Bryant Sonia
00:03:18
Play 43 Evening in Paradise: From 'Paradise Lost,' Book IV by John Milton Leanne Yau
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Play 44 Evening: From 'Don Juan' by Lord Byron Tomas Peter
00:03:51
Play 45 Moonlight on the Prairie: From 'Evangeline' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Group 00:03:16
Play 46 To Delia by Samuel Daniel Craig Franklin
00:01:16
Play 47 The Camp at Night: From 'The Iliad,' Book VIII by Homer Jason in Panama
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Play 48 To Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley Group 00:02:13
Play 49 Night by Joseph Blanco White Sonia
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Play 50 Night: From 'Childe Harold,' Canto II by Lord Byron Craig Franklin
00:03:09
Play 51 Night: From 'Queen Mab' by Percy Bysshe Shelley Leanne Yau
00:02:47
Play 52 Hymn to the Night by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sonia
00:01:50
Play 53 In the Wide Awe and Wisdom of the Night by Charles G.D. Roberts Craig Franklin
00:01:27
Play 54 A Hymn: From the Conclusion of 'The Seasons' by James Thomson Tomas Peter
00:07:52
Play 55 March by William Morris Group 00:01:57
Play 56 When the Hounds of Spring by Algernon Charles Swinburne Tomas Peter
00:03:57
Play 57 March by William Wordsworth Sonia
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Play 58 Spring, the Sweet Spring by Thomas Nashe Jason in Panama
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Play 59 Return of Spring by Pierre de Ronsard Craig Franklin
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Play 60 Spring by Thomas Gray Jason in Panama
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Play 61 Summer Longings by Denis Florence MacCarthy Tomas Peter
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Play 62 Sweetly Breathing, Vernal Air by Thomas Carew Jason in Panama
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Play 63 Home Thoughts from Abroad by Robert Browning Leanne Yau
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Play 64 May Morning by Celia Thaxter Sonia
00:02:23
Play 65 Song (On May Morning) by John Milton Jason in Panama
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Play 66 Spring in Carolina by Henry Timrod Leanne Yau
Jason in Panama
00:02:45
Play 67 Spring by Ebenezer Elliott Leanne Yau
00:01:21
Play 68 Die Down, O Dismal Day by David Gray Jason in Panama
00:01:21
Play 69 Morning in May: From 'The Canterbury Pilgrims: The Knightes Tale' by Geoffrey Chaucer Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:01:50
Play 70 Cuckoo Song by Anonymous Sonia
00:01:11
Play 71 Spring: From 'In Memoriam' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tomas Peter
Craig Franklin
00:02:32
Play 72 Betrothed Anew by Edmund Clarence Stedman Leanne Yau
00:02:15
Play 73 The Ploughman by Oliver Wendell Holmes Jason in Panama
00:04:14
Play 74 The Plough by Richard Hengist Horne Craig Franklin
00:01:22
Play 75 They Come! The Merry Summer Months by William Motherwell Tomas Peter
00:03:43
Play 76 Song of the Summer Winds by George Darley Leanne Yau
00:01:36
Play 77 A Drop of Dew by Andrew Marvell Jason in Panama
00:02:24
Play 78 June by William Cullen Bryant Sonia
00:02:51
Play 79 The Story of a Summer Day by Alexander Hume Jason in Panama
00:06:15
Play 80 Knee-Deep in June by James Whitcomb Riley Tomas Peter
00:04:20
Play 81 Ballade of Midsummer Days and Nights by William Ernest Henley Tomas Peter
00:02:15
Play 82 Invocation to Rain in Summer by William Cox Bennett Leanne Yau
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Play 83 Rain in Summer by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sonia
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Play 84 Before the Rain by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Sonia
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Play 85 Signs of Rain by Dr. Edward Jenner Leanne Yau
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Play 86 Summer Storm by James Russell Lowell Tomas Peter
00:05:41
Play 87 After the Rain by Thomas Bailey Aldrich Jason in Panama
00:01:01
Play 88 A Storm in the Distance by Paul Hamilton Hayne Craig Franklin
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Play 89 Rain by Ebenezer Jones Leanne Yau
00:01:44
Play 90 The Dancing of the Air by Sir John Davies Sonia
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Play 91 Wicklow Winds: From 'Wicklow' by George Francis Savage-Armstrong Craig Franklin
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Play 92 Ode to the West Wind by Percy Bysshe Shelley Tomas Peter
00:05:24
Play 93 The Cloud Chorus: From 'The Clouds' by Aristophanes Group 00:02:55
Play 94 The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley Leanne Yau
00:04:36
Play 95 Summer Moods by John Clare Sonia
00:01:21
Play 96 In Praise of Angling by Sir Henry Wotton Tomas Peter
00:03:32
Play 97 The Angler's Wish by Izaak Walton Jason in Panama
00:01:47
Play 98 The Angler by John Chalkhill Craig Franklin
00:02:02
Play 99 Swimming: From 'The Two Foscari' by Lord Byron Jason in Panama
00:01:28
Play 100 The Pleasure-Boat by Richard Henry Dana Jason in Panama
00:03:18
Play 101 The Solitary Woodsman by Charles G.D. Roberts Tomas Peter
00:02:50
Play 102 September by George Arnold Craig Franklin
00:02:20
Play 103 The Latter Rain by Jones Very Jason in Panama
00:01:15
Play 104 To Autumn by John Keats Tomas Peter
00:02:34
Play 105 Harvest Song by Ludwig H.C. Hölty Sonia
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Play 106 Life in the Autumn Woods (Virginia) by Philip Pendleton Cooke Leanne Yau
00:04:50
Play 107 Hunting Song by Sir Walter Scott Craig Franklin
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Play 108 The Hunter's Song by Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall) Tomas Peter
00:02:41
Play 109 The Hunted Squirrel: From 'Britannia's Pastorals,' Book I, Song 5 by William Browne Sonia
00:01:38
Play 110 A Hunting We Will Go by Henry Fielding Leanne Yau
Craig Franklin
00:02:00
Play 111 The Stag Hunt: From 'The Lady of the Lake,' Canto I by Sir Walter Scott Group 00:07:27
Play 112 The Stag Hunt: From 'The Seasons: Autumn' by James Thomson Jason in Panama
00:02:29
Play 113 The Old Squire by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt Craig Franklin
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Play 114 Indian Summer by John Banister Tabb Jason in Panama
00:00:47
Play 115 No! by Thomas Hood Leanne Yau
00:01:22
Play 116 When the Frost Is on the Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley Tomas Peter
00:02:20
Play 117 Autumn: A Dirge by Percy Bysshe Shelley Tomas Peter
00:01:48
Play 118 When Icicles Hang by the Wall: From 'Love's Labour's Lost,' Act V. Sc. 2 by William Shakespeare Jason in Panama
00:01:25
Play 119 Winter (A Song to Be Sung Behind the Stove) by Matthias Claudius Jason in Panama
Craig Franklin
00:01:59
Play 120 Frost by Edith Matilda Thomas Jason in Panama
00:01:19
Play 121 Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sonia
00:01:23
Play 122 December by Joel Benton Craig Franklin
00:01:27
Play 123 Snow-Flakes by Mary Mapes Dodge Sonia
Leanne Yau
00:01:07
Play 124 The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson Tomas Peter
00:02:14
Play 125 The Snow-Storm by Ethelwyn Wetherald Craig Franklin
00:01:18
Play 126 The Snow-Shower by William Cullen Bryant Leanne Yau
00:03:23
Play 127 'The Snowing of the Pines' by Thomas Wentworth Higginson Leanne Yau
00:01:24
Play 128 A Snow-Storm: Scene in a Vermont Winter by Charles Gamage Eastman Sonia
00:04:48
Play 129 Winter by John Howard Bryant Craig Franklin
00:01:36
Play 130 Winter Scenes: From 'The Seasons: Winter' by James Thomson Leanne Yau
00:02:58
Play 131 Winter Song by Ludwig H.C. Hölty Tomas Peter
00:01:33
Play 132 Winter Morning: From 'The Winter Morning Walk: 'The Task,' Book V' by William Cowper Jason in Panama
00:04:10
Play 133 Sleigh Song by G.W. Pettee Sonia
00:01:35
Play 134 Our Skater Belle by Anonymous Craig Franklin
00:01:42
Play 135 O Winter! Wilt Thou Never Go? by David Gray Jason in Panama
00:01:19
Play 136 A Song of Seasons by Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald Sonia
00:01:57
Play 137 The Valley Brook by John Howard Bryant Sonia
00:02:29
Play 138 Song of the Brook: From 'The Brook: An Idyl' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sonia
00:02:44
Play 139 The Shaded Water by William Gilmore Simms Leanne Yau
00:03:41
Play 140 A Farewell by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sonia
00:01:12
Play 141 The Birch Stream by Anna Boynton Averill Craig Franklin
00:03:02
Play 142 Song of the River by Charles Kingsley Jason in Panama
00:01:57
Play 143 Afton Water by Robert Burns Tomas Peter
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Play 144 The Snows by Charles Sangster Tomas Peter
Jason in Panama
00:02:02
Play 145 My River by Eduard Mörike Leanne Yau
00:03:27
Play 146 On the Rhine by William Lisle Bowles Sonia
00:01:18
Play 147 Oxus: From 'Sohrab and Rustum' by Matthew Arnold Craig Franklin
00:01:32
Play 148 The Fall of Niagara by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard Jason in Panama
00:01:38
Play 149 To Seneca Lake by James Gates Percival Tomas Peter
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Play 150 The Bugle: From 'The Princess' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sonia
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Play 151 The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats Tomas Peter
00:01:39
Play 152 Calm on Lake Leman: From 'Childe Harold,' Canto III by Lord Byron Jason in Panama
00:02:06
Play 153 The Silence of the Hills by William Prescott Foster Sonia
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Play 154 Storm in the Alps: From 'Childe Harold,' Canto III by Lord Byron Craig Franklin
00:01:43
Play 155 Dover Cliff: From 'King Lear,' Act IV. Sc. 6 by William Shakespeare Jason in Panama
00:01:21
Play 156 Choral Song: From 'The Bacchae' by Euripides Sonia
Tomas Peter
00:02:38
Play 157 An Alpine Descent by Samuel Rogers Craig Franklin
00:01:21
Play 158 From 'Mont Blanc' by Percy Bysshe Shelley Sonia
00:01:43