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Program for the Seventh (Final) Week of Cycle Fourteen (Part I Complete): May 3 - May 9,  2004

Seven  Lyrical Poems Recorded May 1 & 2, 2004

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Monday May 3 Daniel Webster [1782-1852]: On the Death of My Son Charles [1:38]
Tuesday May 4 Ezra Pound [1885-1972]: What Thou Lovest Well Remains [a Pisan Canto][0:36]
Wednesday May 5 Wilfrid Wilson Gibson [1878-1962]: The Gorse [3:09]
Thursday May 6 Thomas Hardy [1840-1928]: The Convergence of the Twain (Lines on the Loss of theTitanic) [1:28]
Friday  May 7 Francis William Bourdillon [1852-1921]: On the South Downs [0:44]
Saturday May 8 Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-1882]: Merlin [2:43]
Sunday May 9 James Fenimore Cooper [1789-1851]: My Brigantine [0:49]

Program for the Sixth Week of Cycle Fourteen: April 26 through May 2, 2004

A Miscellany of 15 Lyrical Poems Recorded April 19-May 1, 2004

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Monday Apr 26 Wilfrid Wilson Gibson [1878-1962]: Retreat [0:49]
Wilfrid Wilson Gibson [1878-1962]: The Dancing Seal [3:09]
Stephen Crane [
1871-1900]: Should the Wide World Roll Away [0:17]
Tuesday Apr 27 John Clare [1793-1864]: Autumn [0:45]
Adela Florence Nicolson Cory aka Laurence Hope [1865-1904]: The Net of Memory [0:38]
Francis William Bourdillon [1852-1921]: The Night has a Thousand Eyes [0:23]
Wednesday Apr 28 Emily Dickinson [1830-1886]: The Single Hound (CX): Speech is a symptom of affection
Emily Dickinson [1830-1886]: I Felt a Funeral in My Brain [0:39]
Benjamin Brawley [1882-1939]: Sonnet - Chaucer [black American woman poet][0:45]
Thursday Apr 29 Francis William Bourdillon [1852-1921]: The Debt Unpayable [0:32]
Wilfrid Wilson Gibson [1878-1962]: Sonnet: Color [0:45]
Wm. Shakespeare [15641616]: Sonnet CXXVI - O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power [0:48]
Friday  Apr 30 Algernon Charles Swinburne [1837-1909]: Cor Cordium [0:52][title inscribed on Shelley's tomb]
Saturday May 1 Anne Bradstreet [1612-1672]: By Night when Others Soundly Slept [0:44]
Sunday May 2 Algernon Charles Swinburne [1837-1909]: A Ballad of Francois Villon [2:17]

Program for the Fifth Week of Cycle Fourteen: April 19 through April 25, 2004

A Miscellany of Sixteen Lyrical Poems Recorded April 16-18, 2004

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Monday Apr 19 Wm. Shakespeare [15641616]: Sonnet XIII - O, that you were yourself!  [0:47]
Wm. Shakespeare [15641616]: Sonnet VI - Then, let not winter's ragged hand deface. . . [0:47]
Tuesday Apr 20 Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Sonnet CXVII - Accuse me thus: that I have scanted all. . .[0:46]
Emily Dickinson
[1830-1886]: The Single Hound [CXI] [0:53]
Wednesday Apr 21 William Cowper [1731-1800]: Light Shining out of Darkness [0:56]
William Cowper [1731-1800]: Grace and Providence [0:59]
John Newton [1725-1807]: Saturday Evening [1:13]
John Newton [1725-1807]: The World [1:19]
Thursday Apr 22 Siegfried Sassoon [1886-1967]: Died of Wounds [1918] [0:45]
George Gordon, Lord Byron [1788-1824]: Love and Death  [Byron's last poem] [1:27]
Friday  Apr 23 Edwin Arlington Robinson [1869-1935]: Miniver Cheevy [1:15]
Ben Jonson [1572-1637]: An Ode to Himself [1:14]
Saturday Apr 24 Francis Scott Key [1779-1843]: Defence of Fort Mchenry  [The Star Spangled Banner] [1:52]
John Skelton [1460?-1529]: From Colin Clout [1:20]
Sunday Apr 25 Edgar Allan Poe [1809-1849]: The City in the Sea [2:16]
John Newton [1725-1807]: On Dreaming [1:27] 

Program for the Fourth Week of Cycle Fourteen: April 12 through April 18, 2004

A Shakespeare monologue and a short poem or two a day (timing in blue)

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Monday Apr 12 Monologue: Hamlet's Soliloquy, from Hamlet, (III,i) ("To be or not to be. . .")[2:00 ]
A Sea Dirge: Full fathom five thy father lies [0:25]
Tuesday Apr 13 Richard's Monologue from Richard III [2:38]
The Phoenix and the Turtle [2:28]
Wednesday Apr 14 Clarence's Monologue from Richard III [2:54]
Who is Sylvia? [0:43]
Where the Bee Sucks [0:25]
Thursday Apr 15 Caliban's Monologue: All the infections that the sun sucks up, from The Tempest (II,ii) [0:53]
You Spotted Snakes with Double Tongue [1:03]
Friday  Apr 16 Monologue: Our Revels Now Are Ended,  from The Tempest (IV, i) [0:40]
The Chimney Sweeper [0:53]
The Chimney Sweeper (antiphonal / choric version) [0:53]
Saturday Apr 17 Monologue: All the World's a Stage, from As You Like It   [1:32]
Fairy Land [0:38]
Where Is Fancy Bred? [0:27]
Sunday Apr 18 Monologue: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,  from Macbeth (V, verses 19-28) [0:53]
Come Away, Come Away Death [0:49]

Program for the Third Week of Cycle Fourteen: April 5 through April 11, 2004

Humorist and Poet Ogden Nash

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Monday Apr 5 Spring Comes to Murray Hill [0:59]
The Joyous Malingerer
[1:10]
What Almost Every Woman Knows Sooner or Later [4:18]
Tuesday Apr 6 Lines to be Embroidered on a Bib OR The Child is Father of the Man, But Not for A While [0:39]
Soliloquy in Circles
[1:05]
First Child. . .Second Child
[1:31]
Wednesday Apr 7 The Romantic Age [0:25]
The Germ
[0:20]
No Doctors Today, Thank You
[1:16]
Thursday Apr 8 Lines Indited with all the Depravity of Poverty [0:49]
Reflections on the Fallibility of Nemesis
[0:14
I Do, I Will, I Have
[1:24]
Friday  Apr 9 Always Marry an April Girl [0:24]
Children's Party
[1:30]
Come on in, the Senility is Fine
[1:22]
Saturday Apr 10 I Didn't Go to Church Today [0:23]
Pretty Halcyon Days
[1:23]
To a Small Boy Standing on my Shoes While I am Wearing Them
[1:03]
Sunday Apr 11 No, You be a Lone Eagle [1:25][erratum: should be down onto your (to you) invaluable cranium]
Old Men
[0:18]
Untitled [written near the end of Nash's life]
[0:18]

Program for the Second Week of Cycle Fourteen: March 29 through April 4, 2004 R

Two British Romantic Poets: Wordsworth and Shelley

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Monday Mar 29 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: To the Cuckoo [1:16] 
Percy Bysshe Shelly [1792-1822]: Hymn to Intellectual Beauty [4:25]
Tuesday Mar 30 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: Sonnet: When I Have Borne in Memory [0:48]
Percy Bysshe Shelly [1792-1822]: Lines [1:14]
Wednesday Mar 31 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: Sonnet: Milton! Thou Shouldst Be Living at This Hour [0:49]
Percy Bysshe Shelly [1792-1822]: To a Skylark [3:44]
Thursday Apr 1 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: Sonnet: The World Is Too Much with Us [0:49]
Percy Bysshe Shelly [1792-1822]: Ozymandias [0:54]
Friday  Apr 2 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: Sonnet: It Is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free [0:51]
Percy Bysshe Shelly [1792-1822]: Music When Soft Voices Die [0:27]
Saturday Apr 3 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: She Was a Phantom of Delight [1:19]
Percy Bysshe Shelly [1792-1822]: Love's Philosophy [0:38]
Sunday Apr 4 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold [0:27]
William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: The Lost Love [0:30]
William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: The Daffodils [1:03]

Program for the First Week of Cycle Fourteen: March 22 through March 28, 2004 R

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Monday Mar 22 Conrad Aiken: The Window [1:24]
W. H. Auden:
As I Walked Out One Evening [2:05]
Tuesday Mar 23 Conrad Aiken: The Room [1:26]
W. H. Auden:
Elegy as featured in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral  [dedication of reading] [0:59]
Wednesday Mar 24 Conrad Aiken: Music I Heard [0:42]
W. H. Auden:
From The Dog Beneath the Skin [0:56]
Thursday Mar 25 Conrad Aiken: Dancing Adairs [1:13]
W. H. Auden:
In Memory of W. B. Yeats [3:23]
Friday  Mar 26 Conrad Aiken: Morning Song of Senlin [3:13]
W. H. Auden:
Lullaby (Lay your sleeping head, my love) [1:37]
Saturday Mar 27 Conrad Aiken: Evening Song of Senlin [1:38]
W. H. Auden:
Musee des Beaux Arts [1:15] ["Icarus"]
Sunday Mar 28 Conrad Aiken: Dead Cleopatra [1:17]
W. H. Auden: Three Short Poems

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Program for the Seventh Week of Cycle Thirteen: March 15 through March 21, 2004 R

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Two accomplished sonneteers and friends: Oscar Wilde [1854-1900] & Lord Alfred Douglas [1870-1945]

Monday Mar 15 Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: My Voice [1881] [0:46]
Lord Alfred Douglas
[1870-1945]:
Not All the Singers of A Thousand Years [1:10] with "dedication"
Tuesday Mar 16 Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: Sonnet: The Grave of Keats [1881][0:50]
Lord Alfred Douglas
[1870-1945]:
The City of the Soul: II [0:50]
Wednesday Mar 17 Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: Sonnet: To Milton [1881][0:59]
Lord Alfred Douglas
[1870-1945]:
To Olive [0:46]
Thursday Mar 18 Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: Apologia [1881][1:59]
Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: Amor Intellectualis [0:46]
Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]:
By the Arno [1881][1:03]
Friday  Mar 19 Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: Sonnet: Madonna Mia [0:54]
Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: La Bella Donna della Mia Mente [1:30]
Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]:
Sonnet: Ave Maria plena Gratia [1881][0:53]
Saturday Mar 20 Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: Sonnet on Hearing the Dies Irae Sung in the Sistine Chapel [0:53]
Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]:
Requiescat  [0:45]
Sunday Mar 21 Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]: Sonnet Written in Holy Week at Genoa [0:55] 
Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]:
Sonnet: Easter Day [0:53]

Program for the Sixth Week of Cycle Thirteen: March 8 through March 14, 2004 R

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Two accomplished sonneteers 350 years, a hemisphere, and a gender apart:

Monday Mar 8 Edna St. Vincent Millay [1882-1950]: If I should learn in some quite casual way. . . [0:46] [Note]
Edna St. Vincent Millay
[1882-1950]: Thou art not lovelier than lilacs. . . [0:52] [Note]
Tuesday Mar 9 Edna St. Vincent Millay [1882-1950]: Time does not bring relief. . . [0:52] [Note]
Edna St. Vincent Millay
[1882-1950]: Two sonnets in memory of Sacco & Vanzetti [1:47] [Note]
Wednesday Mar 10 Edna St. Vincent Millay [1882-1950]: Two Figs [0:25] [Not a sonnet] [Note]
Edna St. Vincent Millay
[1882-1950]: Ashes of Life [0:58] [Not a sonnet] [Note]
Thursday Mar 11 Edna St. Vincent Millay [1882-1950]: Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare [0:51]
Wm. Shakespeare
[1564-1616]: As a decrepit father takes delight. . . [0:53] [Note]
Friday  Mar 12 Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Caliban's Monologue: All the infections that the sun sucks up, from The Tempest (II,ii) [0:53] 
Wm. Shakespeare
[1564-1616]: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou growest. . . [0:57] [Note]
Saturday Mar 13 Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: My glass shall not persuade me I am old. . . [0:50] [Note]
Wm. Shakespeare
[1564-1616]: Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck. . . [0:52] [Note]
Sunday Mar 14 Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts. . . [0:54] [Note]
Wm. Shakespeare
[1564-1616]: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed. . . [0:53] [Note]

Program for the Fifth Week of Cycle Thirteen: March 1 through March 7, 2004 R

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Poetic Pairs: Material for Seven Days' Studies of Fourteen Poems:

Monday Mar 1 Christopher Marlowe [1564-1593]: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love [1:15]  
Sir Walter Raleigh
[1552-1618]:
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd [1:09] 
Tuesday Mar 2

Richard Lovelace [1618-1657]: To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair [0:51]
Anne Hunter [1742-1821]:
My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair [0:46] 

Wednesday Mar 3

Ezra Pound [1885-1972]: Envoi [1:05] 
Edmund Waller [
1606-1687]:
Go Lovely Rose [0:46] 

Thursday Mar 4 Wm. Butler Yeats [1865-1939]: To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing [0:37]
Anne Sexton
[1928-1974]:
To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph [0:55]
Friday  Mar 5 William Wordsworth [1770-1850]:  Milton! Thou Shouldst Be Living at This Hour [0:49] 
John Milton
[1608-1674]:
I did but prompt the Age to quit their clogs. . . [0:54]
Saturday Mar 6 Amy Lowell [1874-1925]: Suggested by the Cover of a Volume of Keats's Poems [1:35]
John Keats
[1795-1821]:
Ode to a Nightingale [4:05] 
Sunday Mar 7 W. H. Auden [1907-1973]: In Memory of W. B. Yeats [3:23] 
Wm. Butler Yeats
[1865-1939]:
Sailing to Byzantium [1:33] 

Program for the Fourth Week of Cycle Thirteen: February 23 through February 29, 2004 R

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Monday Feb 23

William Blake [1757-1827]: A Poison Tree [0:44] 
William Blake [1757-1827]: Ah! Sun-flower 
[0:27]

Tuesday Feb 24 William Blake [1757-1827]: The Divine Image [0:53]
William Blake [1757-1827]: The Human Abstract [1:02]
Wednesday Feb 25 William Blake [1757-1827]: Infant Sorrow [0:26]
William Blake [1757-1827]: The Little Girl Lost and The Little Girl Found [3:13]
Thursday Feb 26 William Blake [1757-1827]: The Little Vagabond [0:59]
William Blake [1757-1827]: London [0:45]
Friday Feb 27 William Blake [1757-1827]: My Pretty Rose-Tree [0:27]
William Blake [1757-1827]: On Another's Sorrow [1:27]
Saturday Feb 28 William Blake [1757-1827]: The Chimney Sweeper [0:36]
William Blake [1757-1827]: The Sick Rose [0:20]
Sunday Feb 29 William Blake [1757-1827]: The Tyger [0:59]
William Blake [1757-1827]: The Angel [0:40]

Program for the Third Week of Cycle Thirteen: February 16 through February 22, 2004 R

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Monday Feb 16

R. P. Blackmur [1904-1965]: Judas Priest [3:08] R N
R. P. Blackmur
[1904-1965]: Mirage [0:45] R N

Tuesday Feb 17 R. P. Blackmur [1904-1965]: Of Lucifer [3:14] R N
R. P. Blackmur
[1904-1965]: Of Mind's Silvering [0:49] R N
Wednesday Feb 18 R. P. Blackmur [1904-1965]: Ripeness Is All [0:40] R N
R. P. Blackmur
[1904-1965]: Since There's No Help [3:08] R N
Thursday Feb 19 R. P. Blackmur [1904-1965]: The Cellar Goes Down with a Step [1:27] R N
R. P. Blackmur
[1904-1965]: The Spear [1:04] R N
Friday Feb 20 R. P. Blackmur [1904-1965]: The Witnessing Eye [0:46] R N
R. P. Blackmur
[1904-1965]: Views of Boston Common and Nearby [1:35] R N
Saturday Feb 21 R. P. Blackmur [1904-1965]: Wind and Weather [0:55] R N
R. P. Blackmur
[1904-1965]: Witness of Light [0:49] R N
Sunday Feb 22 Walter Rufus Eagles [1934- ]: Poem for My Sons [1:23] R N
Walter Rufus Eagles
[1934- ]: A Still Life of Giacometti's [0:46] N

Program for the Second Week of Cycle Thirteen: February 9 through February 15, 2004 R

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Monday Feb 9

Saint Robert Southwell, S. J. [1561-1595 martyr]: Times go by Turns [1:32] 
Saint Robert Southwell, S. J.
[1561-1595 martyr]: A Child My Choice [1:36] 

Tuesday Feb 10 William Shakespeare [1564-1616]: The Phoenix and the Turtle [2:28] 
William Collins
[1721-1759]: Fidele [1:11] 
Wednesday Feb 11 William Collins [1721-1759]: Ode to Simplicity [2:31] 
Alice Meynell
[1847-1922]: Maternity [0:28] 
Thursday Feb 12 Alice Meynell [1847-1922]: A Song of Derivations [1:11] 
Alice Meynell
[1847-1922]: The Garden [0:56] 
Friday Feb 13 Robert Southwell [1561-1595  martyr]: The Burning Babe [1:15] 
Henry Constable
[1562-1613]: Sonnet: On the Death of Sir Philip Sidney [0:47] 
Saturday Feb 14 Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: You Spotted Snakes with Double Tongue [1:04] 
Thomas Campion
[1567-1620]: Follow Your Saint [0:48] 
Sunday Feb 15 Thomas Campion [1567-1620]: There Is A Garden In Her Face [0:57]
Thomas Campion
[1567-1620]: Thrice Toss These Oaken Ashes [0:48] 

Program for the First Week of Cycle Thirteen: February 2 through February 8, 2004 

Wm. Butler Yeats [1865-1939] R [Note]

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Monday The Lake Isle of Innesfree [1:10]
Where My Books Go [0:25]
Tuesday When You Are Old [0:44]
Tom the Lunatic [0:54]
Wednesday The Wild Swans at Coole [1:20]
Two Years Later [0:37]
Thursday To A Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing [0:37]
To the Secret Rose [1:58]
Friday The Song of Wandering Aengus [1:02]
These Are the Clouds of Green Helmet [0:40]
Saturday Sailing to Byzantium [1:31]
Byzantium [1:51]
Sunday The Rose of Battle [2:16]
The White Birds [1:10]

Program for the Seventh (Last) Week of Cycle Twelve: January 26 through February 1, 2004 R

Wm. Butler Yeats [1865-1939] R [Note]

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Monday The Lake Isle of Innesfree [1:10]
Where My Books Go [0:25]
Tuesday When You Are Old [0:44]
Tom the Lunatic [0:54]
Wednesday The Wild Swans at Coole [1:20]
Two Years Later [0:37]
Thursday To A Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing [0:37]
To the Secret Rose [1:58]
Friday The Song of Wandering Aengus [1:02]
These Are the Clouds of Green Helmet [0:40]
Saturday Sailing to Byzantium [1:31]
Byzantium [1:51]
Sunday The Rose of Battle [2:16]
The White Birds [1:10]

Program for the Sixth Week of Cycle Twelve: January 19 through January 25, 2004 R

Program for the Fifth Week of Cycle Twelve: January 12 through January 18, 2004 R

Program for the Fourth Week of Cycle Twelve: January 5 through January 11, 2004 R

Program for the Third Week of Cycle Twelve: December 29 through January 4, 2004 R

Program for the Second Week of Cycle Twelve: December 22 through December 28, 2004 R

(Repeat programs during computer software maintenance period)

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Monday

T. S. Eliot [1888-1965]:  The Death of St. Narcissus [2:06] 
Walter Rufus Eagles [1934- ]:  Song for Marilu (1977) [1:16] PDF File

Tuesday

Dylan Thomas [1914-1953]: Should Lanterns Shine [1:00] 
Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Not marble, nor the gilded monuments of princes. . . [0:49]

Wednesday

T. S. Eliot [1888-1965]:  La Figlia Che Piange (The Weeping Girl) [1:13] 
Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou growest. . . [0:57] 

Thursday

T. S. Eliot [1888-1965]: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock [6:44] 
Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Being your slave, what should I do. . ? [0:46] 

Friday

Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Hamlet's Soliloquy  from Hamlet III, i [2:00]
Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Caliban's Monologue from The Tempest [0:53]

Saturday

Dylan Thomas [1914-1953]: Poem in October [2:31] 
Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Let me not to the marriage of true minds. . . [0:45] 

Sunday

Dylan Thomas [1914-1953]: Poem on His Birthday [4:15] 
Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Full many a glorious morning have I seen. . . [0:50] 


Program for the First Week of Cycle Twelve: December 15, 2003 through December 21, 2003

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Monday

Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Where Is Fancy Bred? [0:27] R
Wm. Shakespeare
[1564-1616]: Where the Bee Sucks [0:25] R

Tuesday

Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]: Come Away, Come Away, Death [0:49] R
William Shakespeare
[1564-1616]: The Phoenix and the Turtle [2:28] R

Wednesday

Saint Robert Southwell, S.J. [1561-1595 martyr]: Times go by Turns [1:32] R
Saint Robert Southwell, S.J.
[1561-1595 martyr]: A Child My Choice [1:36] R

Thursday

William Collins [1721-1759]: Fidele [1:11] R
William Collins
[1721-1759]: Ode to Simplicity [2:31] R

Friday

Alice Meynell [1847-1922]: Maternity [0:28] R
Alice Meynell
[1847-1922]: A Song of Derivations [1:11] R
Alice Meynell
[1847-1922]: The Garden [0:56] R

Saturday

Henry Constable [1562-1613]: Sonnet: On the Death of Sir Philip Sidney [0:47] R
Wm. Shakespeare
[1564-1616]: You Spotted Snakes with Double Tongue [1:04] R

Sunday

Leigh Hunt [1784-1859]: Abou Ben Adhem [1:08] R
Thomas Carlyle
[1795-1871]: Fortuna [1:16] R


Program for the Seventh (Final) Week of Cycle Eleven: December 8, 2003 through December 14, 2003

Au Pairs et Hommages: Material for Seven Days' Studies of Fourteen Poets:
a substitution in place of the usual new recordings whilst your reader's voice recovers.

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Monday Christopher Marlowe [1564-1593]: The Passionate Shepherd to His Love [1:15] R
Sir Walter Raleigh
[1552-1618]: The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd [1:09] R
Tuesday

Richard Lovelace [1618-1657]: To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair [0:51] R
Anne Hunter [1742-1821]: My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair [0:46] R

Wednesday

Ezra Pound [1885-1972]: Envoi [1:05] R
Edmund Waller [
1606-1687]: Go Lovely Rose [0:46] R

Thursday Matthew Arnold [1822-1888]: Shakespeare [0:53] R
William Shakespeare
[15641616]: Tired with all these, for restful death I cry. . . [0:52] R
Friday William Wordsworth [1770-1850]:  Milton! Thou Shouldst Be Living at This Hour [0:49] R
John Milton
[1608-1674]: I did but prompt the Age to quit their clogs. . . [0:54] R
Saturday Amy Lowell [1874-1925]: Suggested by the Cover of a Volume of Keats's Poems [1:35] R
John Keats
[1795-1821]: Ode to a Nightingale [4:05] R
Sunday W. H. Auden [1907-1973]: In Memory of W. B. Yeats [3:23] R
Wm. Butler Yeats
[1865-1939]: Sailing to Byzantium [1:33] R

Program for the Sixth Week of Cycle Eleven: December 1, 2003 through December 7, 2003

Click HERE to read a full informal explanation of the inclusion criteria for poets and their poems.

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The following poems have not yet been completed because your reader has had a sore throat for several days.  He is in recovery and the poems will be recorded before the week is out.  He recorded the above important statement by Wilfred Owen anyway, Preface, because of its urgency in our time, and this will be re-recorded.

  • Wilfred Owen [1893-1918]: [British, KIA WWI]
    • Spells and Incantation

    • Cramped in that Funnelled Hole

    • As Bronze may be much Beautified

    • The Roads Also

  • Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]:  [English]
    • Sonnet, TBA


Program for the Fifth Week of Cycle Eleven: November 24, 2003 through November 30, 2003

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Program for the Fourth Week of Cycle Eleven: November 17, 2003 through November 23, 2003

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Program for the Third Week of Cycle Eleven: November 10, 2003 through November 16, 2003.

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Program for the Second Week of Cycle Eleven: November 3, 2003 through November 9, 2003.

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Program for the First Week of Cycle Eleven: October 27, 2003 through November 2, 2003.

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Program for the Seventh (Last) Week of Cycle Ten: October 20, 2003 through October 26, 2003.

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Program for the Sixth Week of Cycle Ten: October 13, 2003 through October 19, 2003.

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Program for the Fifth Week of Cycle Ten: October 6, 2003 through October 12, 2003.

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Program for the Fourth Week of Cycle Ten: September 29, 2003 through October 5, 2003.

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Program for the First Fortnight & Following Week of Cycle Ten: September 4, 2003 through September 28, 2003.
(Weekly cycle has been changed to start on Monday, the first day of the school week.

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For previous weekly details, click here to go to the archive page of Cycles One, Two and Three ended October 2, 2002.

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WEEKLY POEMS   Consisting of fourteen or more lyrical poems recorded by Walter Rufus Eagles in streaming RealMedia audio and updated daily during the school year as early as possible after sundown the night before (Mountain Time, USA)  but no later than 0700 the following morning, for optimal convenience of students and teachers in continental USA and in Hawaii.  Click HERE to visit weekly archives of all fourteen cycles (a cycle is seven weeks long) of the first half of the anthology project, 1,001 poems in each half, the last fourteen cycles ending May 1, 2006 (God willing I live that long!) for a grand total of 2,002 poems in twenty eight cycles.  If I should live until May 1, 2010, the project will have doubled to 4,004 poems in fifty six cycles spanning eight years of research, study and recording.  I shall then move on to the recording of fine prose in Modern English, beginning with the Tattler and the Spectator essays as well as those of Charles Lamb, together with selections from The Autobiography of Lincoln Steffens, and with selections from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee.

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FUTURE WEEKLY POEMS -- NOTES

Dante Gabriel Rossetti [1828-1882]: Sonnet: Heart's Hope [0:51]
Robert Frost [1874-1963]: To the Thawing Wind [0:37]
William Cowper [1731-1800]: On a Hare
William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: The Lucy Poems: 1 - Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known
William Wordsworth
[1770-1850]:
The Lucy Poems: 2 - She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways [0:30]
William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: The Lucy Poems: 4 - Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower
William Wordsworth [1770-1850]: The Lucy Poems: 5 - A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
[King James Version, Song of Solomon: Chapter 1: Let him kiss me [2:14]
[King James Version, Song of Solomon: Chapter 2: I am the rose of Sharon
[King James Version, Song of Solomon: Chapter 3: By night on my bed I sought him
[King James Version, Song of Solomon: Chapter 4: Behold, thou art fair, my love
[King James Version, Song of Solomon: Chapter 5: I am come into my garden
Emma Hart Willard [1787-1870]: Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep [1:00]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [1807-1882]: Hymn to the Night 
Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-1882]: Concord Hymn [0:53]
James Stephens [1881-1950]: Hate [0:44]
John Bunyan [1628-1688]: Upon Time and Eternity [0:17]
Hanna Flagg Gould [1789-1865]: A Name in the Sand [0:59]
Siegfried Sassoon [1886-1967]: Prelude to an Unwritten Masterpiece
Wilfred Owen [1893-1918]: Exposure
Wm. Shakespeare [15641616]: Sonnet VII - Lo! in the orient when the gracious light 
Wm. Shakespeare [15641616]: Sonnet IX - Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye
Wm. Shakespeare [15641616]: Sonnet X - For shame! deny that thou bear'st love to any

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