Sykes Cottages offer the finest handpicked cottage holidays across the UK and Ireland. They have teamed up with us to create this collection of some of the finest classic poets from across UK and Ireland.

The poets in this collection were inspired by, not only emotions and feelings like love and loss, but also by the nature and landscapes of the British and Irish countryside’s. From Housman’s description of the trees of Wenlock Edge to Keats’ depiction of Autumn.  We hope you’ll listen and enjoy these poems and use them as inspiration to get out and explore the countryside for yourself.

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No Coward Soul Is Mine

Read by Fleur Adcock

No Coward Soul Is Mine - Emily Bronte - Read by Fleur Adcock

She Walks in Beauty

Read by Fleur Adcock

She Walks in Beauty - Lord Byron - Read by Fleur Adcock
A Shropshire Lad XXXI: On Wenlock Edge - A E Housman - Read by Alan Brownjohn

To Autumn

Read by Andrew Motion

To Autumn - John Keats - Read by Andrew Motion

A Frog’s Fate

Read by Alice Oswald

A Frog’s Fate - Christina Rossetti - Read by Alice Oswald
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Andrew Motion

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Read by Simon Armitage

The Ballad of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde - Read by Simon Armitage

The Solitary Reaper

Read by Adam Foulds

The Solitary Reaper - William Wordsworth - Read by Adam Foulds
The Fiddler of Dooney - William Butler Yeats
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