Poetry


Solo collection:
Poems and Prose for the Departed

Children’s poems:
Ant Explorer, The by Clarence James Dennis
Triantiwontigongolope, The by Clarence James Dennis

Humorous poems:
Business by Ambrose Bierce
Inexcusable Improbity of Tom, the Piper’s Son, The by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Jumblies, The by Edward Lear
Nothing to Wear by William Allen Butler
Practical Joker, The by W.S. Gilbert
Preposterous Performance of an Old Lady of Banbury, The by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Publisher, The by C. J. Dennis
Robinson Crusoe’s Story by Charles Edward Carryl
You are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll

War poems:
Children, The by Rudyard Kipling
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Smile, Smile, Smile by Wilfred Owen
Unconquered Dead, The by John McCrae

Other poems:

Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Better Part, The by E. Nesbit
At Broad Ripple by James Whitcomb Riley
Australian Sunrise, The by James Lister Cuthbertson
Cataract of Lodore, The by Robert Southey
Echo by Christina Rossetti
The Fire by E. Nesbit
Forgiveness by George William Russell
From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson
Gifts by James Thomson
Glory of the Garden, The by Rudyard Kipling
Great Panjandrum Himself, The by Samuel Foote
Home Thoughts From Abroad by Robert Browning
Hymn to Love by Lascelles Abercrombie
In Romney Marsh by John Davidson
In the Rain by William Wetmore Story
Letter From A Girl To Her Own Old Age, A by Alice Meynell
Life’s Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
London Snow by Robert Bridges
Miller’s Daughter, The by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Moon, The by James Russell Lowell
My True Love by Sir Philip Sidney
Ode (Bards Of Passion And Of Mirth) by John Keats
Smuggler’s Song, A by Rudyard Kipling
Success by Rupert Brooke
Things that Matter, The by E. Nesbit
To a Goose by Robert Southey
Voices of the Past by Adelaide Anne Procter
Way through the Woods, The by Rudyard Kipling
When First I Came Here by Edward Thomas
While Gazing on the Moon’s Light by Thomas Moore
Winter by Robert Southey
Woman’s Answer, A by Adelaide Anne Procter
Word Is Dead, A by Emily Dickinson

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Poems and Prose for the Departed
Total running time: 34 mins

This is a collection of short poems and readings, both religious and secular, on death and bereavement, and comprises:
Abide With Me by Henry F. Lyte
Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind by John G. Whittier
Death Be Not Proud by John Donne
Death is Nothing at All by Canon Henry Scott Holland
The Dying Christian to His Soul by Alexander Pope
Eventide by John McCrae
Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun from Cymbeline Act IV Scene 2 by William Shakespeare
Gone From My Sight by an unknown author
I Fall Asleep in the Full and Certain Hope from Erewhon Revisited by Samuel Butler
The Lord’s My Shepherd, from the Scottish Psalter
The Old Man’s Funeral by William Cullen Bryant
Oration at a Child’s Grave by Col. R.G. Ingersoll
A Parting Guest by James Whitcomb Riley
Remember by Christina Rossetti
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
Union of Friends by William Penn
What is Success? by Bessie A. Stanley
When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought Sonnet XXX by William Shakespeare

I was saddened to be unable to record anything from the Authorized Version of the Bible or the Book of Common Prayer, but their Public Domain status is unclear in the UK.

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Children’s Poems

The Ant Explorer by C.J. Dennis
Running time: 2 mins 12 secs

  • Download 64 kbps MP3 file (1 MB)
  • Visit Internet Archive page to listen online (Track 2), to download other file formats and to see other readers’ recordings in Short Poetry Collection 79.

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The Triantiwontigongolope by C. J. Dennis
Running time: 2 mins 29 secs

  • Download 64 kbps MP3 file (1.1 MB)
  • Visit Internet Archive page to listen online (Track 30), to download other file formats and to see other readers’ recordings in Short Poetry Collection 80.

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Humorous poems

Business by Ambrose Bierce
Running time: 1 mins 35 secs

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The Inexcusable Improbity of Tom, the Piper’s Son from Mother Goose for Grownups by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Running time: 3 mins 34 secs

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The Jumblies by Edward Lear
Running time: 3 mins 49 secs

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Nothing to Wear by William Butler Allen
Running time: 22 mins 30 secs

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The Preposterous Performance of an Old Lady of Banbury from Mother Goose for Grownups by Guy Wetmore Carryl
Running time: 3 mins 35 secs


The Practical Joker by W.S. Gilbert Running time: 3 mins 6 secs

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The Publisher by C.J. Dennis
Running time: 2 mins 5 secs

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Robinson Crusoe’s Story by Charles Edward Carryl
Running time: 3 mins 12 secs

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You are Old, Father William by Lewis Carroll
Running time: 2 mins 7 secs

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War poems

The Children by Rudyard Kipling
Running time: 3 mins 15 secs

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Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Running time: 2 mins 46 secs

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Smile, Smile, Smile by Wilfred Owen
Running time: 2 mins 5 secs

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The Unconquered Dead by John McCrae
Running time: 2 mins 16 secs

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Other poems

Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Running time: 1 min 23 secs

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At Broad Ripple by James Whitcomb Riley
Running time: 1 min 59 secs

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The Australian Sunrise by James Lister Cuthbertson
Running time: 1 min 38 secs

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The Better Part by E. Nesbit
Running time: 1 mins 13 secs

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The Cataract of Lodore by Robert Southey
Running time: 4 mins 58 secs

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Echo by Christina Rossetti
Running time: 1 min 45 secs

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The Fire by E. Nesbit
Running time: 4 mins17 secs

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Forgiveness by George William Russell
Running time: 1 min 30 secs

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From a Railway Carriage by Robert Louis Stevenson
Running time: 1 min 3 secs

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Gifts by James Thomson
Running time: 58 secs

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The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling
Running time: 3 mins 12 secs

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The Great Panjandrum Himself by Samuel Foote
Running time: 1 min 7 secs

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Home Thoughts From Abroad by Robert Browning
Running time: 1 min 30 secs

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Hymn to Love by Lascelles Abercrombie
Running time: 3 mins 7 secs

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In Romney Marsh by John Davidson
Running time: 1 min 52 secs

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In the Rain by William Wetmore Story
Running time: 1 min 7 secs

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A Letter From A Girl To Her Own Old Age by Alice Meynell
Running time: 3 mins 35 secs

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Life’s Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Running time: 1 mins 31 secs

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London Snow by Robert Bridges
Running time: 3 mins 6 secs

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The Miller’s Daughter by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Running time: 1 min 12 secs

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The Moon by James Russell Lowell
Running time: 2 mins 5 secs

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My True Love by Sir Philip Sidney
Running time: 1 min 22 secs

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Ode (Bards Of Passion And Of Mirth) by John Keats
Running time: 2 mins 17 secs

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A Smuggler’s Song by Rudyard Kipling
Running time: 2 mins 32 secs

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Success by Rupert Brooke
Running time: 1 min 30 secs

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The Things That Matter by E. Nesbit
Running time: 3 mins 4 secs

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To a Goose by Robert Southey
Running time: 1 min 13 secs

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Voices of the Past by Adelaide Anne Procter
Running time: 1 mins 51 secs

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The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling
Running time: 1 min 21 secs

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When First I Came Here by Edward Thomas
Running time: 1 min 41 secs

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While Gazing on the Moon’s Light by Thomas Moore
Running time: 1 min 43 secs

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Winter by Robert Southey
Running time: 1 min 15 secs

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A Woman’s Answer by Adelaide Anne Procter
Running time: 3 mins 38 secs

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A Word is Dead by Emily Dickinson
Running time: 25 secs

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