Posts tagged "English Literature"
Poetry Please: William Shakespeare, "Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind"

Poetry Please: William Shakespeare, “Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind”

Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind William Shakespeare   Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man’s ingratitude; Thy tooth is not so keen Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly: Then, heigh-ho! the...
Poetry Please: W.B. Yeats, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"

Poetry Please: W.B. Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

The Lake Isle of Innisfree W.B. Yeats   I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee; And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for...
Poetry Please: John Clare, "To Autumn" read by Patrick Stewart

Poetry Please: John Clare, “To Autumn” read by Patrick Stewart

To Autumn John Clare read by Patrick Stewart       John Clare (1793-1864) was an English poet who became famous for his masterly descriptions of nature. More poems by John Clare.         To Autumn John Clare read by Patrick Stewart       John Clare (1793-1864) was an English poet who...
Poem for the Weekend: Christina Rossetti, "A Bird Song"

Poem for the Weekend: Christina Rossetti, “A Bird Song”

 A Bird Song By Christina Rossetti It’s a year almost that I have not seen her: Oh, last summer green things were greener, Brambles fewer, the blue sky bluer. It’s surely summer, for there’s a swallow: Come one swallow, his mate will follow, The bird race quicken and wheel and thicken. Oh happy swallow whose...
Poem for the Weekend: John Keats, "Bright Star"

Poem for the Weekend: John Keats, “Bright Star”

Bright Star by John Keats     John Keats ( 1795–1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death. Bright Star by...
Poem for the Weekend: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "How Do I Love Thee?"

Poem for the Weekend: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How Do I Love Thee?”

How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s...
Poetry Please: William Wordsworth, "Daffodils"

Poetry Please: William Wordsworth, “Daffodils”

Daffodils by William Wordsworth read by Jeremy Irons   William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature. Wordsworth was Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. Complete Poetical Works (1888) Daffodils by William Wordsworth read by...
Poem for the Weekend: Emily Brontë, "Love and Friendship", read by Maureen Lipman

Poem for the Weekend: Emily Brontë, “Love and Friendship”, read by Maureen Lipman

Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë     Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848) was an English novelist and poet. Her only novel, Wuthering Heights, is considered a classic of English literature. Love and Friendship by Emily Brontë     Emily Brontë (1818 – 1848) was an English novelist and poet. Her only novel, Wuthering Heights,...