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  • Emily Dickinson

    Love. What is love?The question is asked by each of us but the answer remains elusive. Dictionaries summon up many words but none fulfill. Love itself is often ethereal, felt but only seen in a glance, a look, a fleeting touch. Part of Love’s beauty is perhaps in the fact that the question never can be adequately answered; its ephemeral, a chimera of the heart and only felt. Our own experiences are unique and personal to ourselves and of little help defining it for another.Love is perhaps best expressed through poetry. As Plato said 2500 years ago “At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet”. Writing a love poem for ones’ partner is seen as the most romantic of gestures....read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    The Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave. This illustrious phrase encapsulates the aspirations of America and its people. In this volume we feature 50 American poets beginning with the Colonist Anne Bradstreet in the 17th century, when American poetry was entirely rooted in its parental British forms. From here our classic poets take us through Centuries of history, through Independence and expansion Westward, across the cities and vast landscapes of their words. Along the journey we also meet the Imagists, the poets from the Harlem Renaissance by way of the Transcendentalists and the Fireside Poets. The giants of the poetic way loom large; Walt Whitman. Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan...read more

  • William Wordsworth

    Autumn - An Introduction. For many of us Autumn, or as the Americans would say; Fall is the season of mixed emotions. Summer's long days are replaced by a chill in the air. The colours on the trees and fields ripen to warmer hues and the harvest is brought safely home. Yet with this bounty there is the knowledge that Nature is turning her attention to the harder, colder Winter month's ahead. Our collection of poems amplifies this balance between the loss of summer and the gain of the harvest with wonderful poems by such notables as Shelley, Yeats, Keats, Sheehan, Emily Dickinson and Longfellow. This collection is read for you by Ghizela Rowe and Gideon Wagner. We hope you've enjoyed...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 12, 2013. Despite Dickinson's prolific writing, fewer than a dozen of her poems were published during her lifetime. After her younger sister Lavinia discovered the collection of nearly eighteen hundred poems, Dickinson's first volume was published four years after her death. Until the 1955 publication of Dickinson's Complete Poems by Thomas H. Johnson, her poems were considerably edited and altered from their manuscript versions. Since 1890 Dickinson has remained continuously in print. (Summary by...read more

  • William Wordsworth

    Christmas Poetry. An Introduction. Christmas, they say, comes but once a year. In these days it seems to also last for much of that year but this volume is not just for Christmas! For the religious amongst us this annual celebration of the Birth of Christ must seem bitter sweet; it's acknowledgment by billions of people countered by the pervasive spread of material possessions translating the event to little more than a sales pitch for their own wares. Most religions celebrate their founders but Christianity seems somehow to have lost possession of one of its key rituals in an ever more secular West. The spread of globalisation seems to have hindered rather than helped the true...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Esta es una colección de 24 poemas de la poeta Americana más famosa de la lengua inglesa. Emily Dickinson fue una poeta fenomenal, no sólo por sus artes innovadoras sino por su historia personal, la imagen que la vida formó en ella, y que le dio el aura de leyenda. Sus extraordinarios poemas no respetan las reglas tradicionales de la poesía, y la gran mayoría carece de...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a reclusive poet whose only friendships were carried out by letter. She wrote nearly 1800 poems in her life, but very few were published until after her death. In this volume the poems are presented in chronological order in their original form, unaltered by editorial revision. It offers a wide-angle view of Dickinson's poetic development, from the clunky rhyme schemes of her youth, through valentines she wrote in the early 1850s, to the gloomy writings of her last...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson fue una mujer inteligente, rebelde y culta que, en su encierro voluntario en la habitación de su casa en Amherst, construyó una de las obras más sólidas de la literatura universal. Como señala Juan Marqués en la presentación, sus poemas 'además de ser escritos, en principio, exclusivamente para la inmensa minoría de sí misma, fueron, a un tiempo, complicadísimos y simples, alegres y tristes, transparentes y enigmáticos. Son poemas que acompañan y ayudan a vivir a quien los lee, que enseñan a observar mejor, que obligan a ser más compasivo'. Aunque su obra es muy extensa, hemos preferido editar un libro pequeño, íntimo, dickinsoniano, para lo que ha sido...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Born in Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson composed over 1770 poems; but apart from her closest friends, no-one knew she was writing at all. Only after her death was her astonishing output discovered and published. A reclusive figure for much of her life, few could have imagined the range of her subjects, the intensity of her imagination or the powerful delicacy of her writing. Emily Dickinson is one of America's greatest writers. This selection includes 147 of her best known poems, and is a perfect introduction to her unique...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson is one of the most intriguing of American poets. Since she grew increasingly reclusive, very few of her poems were published until after her death. This collection includes two letters Dickinson wrote to her friends on the occasion of the deaths of her friend, Mr. Humphrey, and her brother, Austin. The rest of collection consists of her poetry on the subject of death. (Summary by Libby...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    101 poems by one of America's greatest poets, sensitively read by actress Marian...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson, born in 1830, was the granddaughter of the founder of Amherst College. Except for a few journeys when she was young, Emily lived the life of a recluse in her father's house, spending her days writing poems and letters. In 1862, she sent a few of her poems to a publisher. He replied that her work was too unusual, too different. This was her first and last attempt to reach the public ear. From then on, she bound her work in small hand-stitched collections that she kept in her bureau drawer. After Emily's death in 1885, her sister discovered over a thousand poems hidden away in drawers and boxes. Although Emily's experiences were limited, her poems are profound, often playful,...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson today has gaining her deserved place alongside Walt Whitman as one of the two greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her poems encompass life and death, love and longing, joyfulness and sorrow. With sparse, precise language, she conveyed a penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths. The poems included in this collection are grouped by three time periods, 1890, 1891, and 1896, and by the subjects of life, love, nature, and time and...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    The Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave. This illustrious phrase encapsulates the aspirations of America and its people. In this volume we feature 50 American poets beginning with the Colonist Anne Bradstreet in the 17th century, when American poetry was entirely rooted in its parental British forms. From here our classic poets take us through Centuries of history, through Independence and expansion Westward, across the cities and vast landscapes of their words. Along the journey we also meet the Imagists, the poets from the Harlem Renaissance by way of the Transcendentalists and the Fireside Poets. The giants of the poetic way loom large; Walt Whitman. Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan...read more

  • Daniel Sheehan

    Over the centuries the Christian festival of the celebration of Christ has lost much of its religious element as it has morphed into becoming a convenient date for mass marketing and the consumption of excess food, drink and material goods to a now global audience.But look below the glossy veneer of commercialism and we find a truer meaning, a moral message and guidance that whilst we may all want it watered down a little in these more secular times does contain some truths and principles for us all to enjoy better lives and better relationships with those around us.In this volume of fifty poems our classic poets bring us everything from the tried and trusted view to the irreverent but...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Read in English by Ann Simmons; CaprishaPage; David Lawrence; Joe Brenneman; Jason Mills; venom3071; Jannie Meisberger; Julia Niedermaier; John Sercel; Jacob Paul Starr; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Greene; Maryanka; Maria Kasper; ravenotation;...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    Part of a new collection of literary voices from Gibbs Smith, written by, and for, extraordinary women-to encourage, challenge, and inspire. One of American's most distinctive poets, Emily Dickinson scorned the conventions of her day in her approach to writing, religion, and society. Hope Is the Thing with Feathers is a collection of her vast archive of poetry to inspire the writers, creatives, and feminists of today. Continue your journey in the Women's Voices series with Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Feminist Papers by Mary...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of I Stepped from Plank to Plank by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 21, 2011. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.( Summary by...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 different recordings of I'm Nobody, by Emily Dickinson. Dickinson's text of this poem contains two possible versions of it. There is a great deal of discussion among academics as to which she preferred. Only one version forms part of this collection. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of March 18th,...read more

  • Emily Dickinson

    LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 27th,...read more