Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings. Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today.
Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations.
In this hour we introduce poets of the quality and breadth of Ben Jonson and Jalalludin Rumi as well as themes on The Female Poet, Hell, Victorian Poetry and more.
All of them are from Portable Poetry, a dedicated poetry publisher. We believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other arts can’t. Our range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a wide range of themes. Portable Poetry can found at iTunes, Audible, the digital music section on Amazon and most other digital stores.
This audio book is also duplicated in print as an ebook. Same title. Same words. Perhaps a different experience. But with Amazon’s whispersync you can pick up and put down on any device – start on audio, continue in print and any which way after that.
Portable poetry – Let us join you for the journey.
The Poetry Hour – Volume 13 – An Introduction
Ben Jonson – An Introduction
A Celebration of Charis – IV – Her Triumph by Ben Jonson
Epigram LXV – To My Muse by Ben Jonson
The Masque of Christmas by Ben Jonson
To the Memory of My Beloved Master William Shakespeare and What He Hath Left Us by Ben Jonson
The Poetry of Hell – An Introduction
Inferno by Dante. Canto 3.
An Introduction to Jaluluddin Rumi
The Oilman and his Parrot by Rumi
The Jealously of God by Rumi
The Flame of Love by Rumi
The Female Poet – An Introduction – Volume 1
Nearer My God To Thee by Sarah Flower Adams
The Willing Mistress by Aphra Behn
Winter by Anne Bradstreet
Fluctuations by Anne Bronte
Pleasure by Charlotte Bronte
Victorian Poetry – An Introduction
A Farewell to Youth by Alfred Austin
How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Rolling English Road by GK Chesterton
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
Among the Rocks by Robert Browning
The Wheel by William Butler Yeats
Idlers Calendar – Twelve Sonnets for the months – June by Wilfred Scawen Blunt
Sonnet LIX. Written at Ampton, Suffolk. January 1838 by Henry Alford
At the Entering of the New Year by Thomas Hardy
The First Snowfall by James Russell Lowell
It is Winter by Daniel Sheehan
Pray, to What Earth Does This Sweet Cold Belong by Henry David Thoreau
January by Alice Cary