Short Poetry Collection 142 cover

Short Poetry Collection 142


1. The Aloe
2. Alone
3. Bryan of Brittany
4. Copernicus
5. Easter Day II
6. Fiddler Jones
7. Go, Lovely Rose
8. The House That Jack Built
9. How the Leaves Came Down
10. In Possum Land
11. Sonnet II from Four Sonnets (I think I should have loved you presently)
12. A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth
13. March Evening
14. Morning-Rains
15. An Old Master
16. Rules and Regulations
17. The Sea and the Skylark
18. Smokey the Bear Sutra
19. Spring
20. The Starlight Night
21. Untitled (I had been hungry all the years)
22. 'Urry
23. Wisdom

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This is a collection of 23 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2015. Two poems of medium length in this collection: #04 "Copernicus" (13:38) is from the volume "Watchers of the Sky" by Alfred Noyes. #12 "A Joyful Meditation of the Coronation of King Henry the Eighth" (14:12). The original text was published as an eight-page pamphlet. In the surviving copy, the bottoms of the pages have been cropped. A total of three lines are therefore missing, and a further three have been reconstructed from their surviving portions. The html version of the poem shows these reconstructions. This poem has been read using modern English pronunciation. Some words have no modern equivalent, including such words as encensing, entenderment, soote, boote, withouten, inuentions, contrarious, and minnish which is short for dimminish. Emyspery = hemisphere. Quayre (quire) = an eight-page printed booklet. Tene = harm, injury or hurt. Rother = rudder The "monk of bery" was John Lydgate of Bury St. Edmunds (c. 1370 - c. 1451) a monk and poet.