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Sea Canes - Derek Walcott
The Mighty Dead

God’s Grandeur

Read by Simon Russell Beale

God’s Grandeur - Gerard Manley Hopkins - Read by Simon Russell Beale
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Surge 3 - Jay Bernard
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Edgar Allan Poe

B. 1809 D. 1849

2 poems available

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

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Ogden Nash

B. 1902 D. 1971

2 poems available

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. - Ogden Nash

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The Universal Life - Ethel Carnie Holdsworth
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Why - Ethel Carnie Holdsworth
The Mighty Dead
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love - Christopher Marlowe - Read by Andrew Motion
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We Wear the Mask

Read by David Yezzi

We Wear the Mask - Paul Laurence Dunbar - Read by David Yezzi
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Annabel Lee

Read by David Yezzi

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe - Read by David Yezzi
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King Bee Blues - George Elliott Clarke
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The Listeners

Read by Maurice Riordan

The Listeners - Walter de la Mare - Read by Maurice Riordan
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