The narrator pledges to donate 50% of his proceeds to The Royal British Legion Poppy Day Appeal - please support. "The United Front", by Alfred Noyes [1880-1958], was published in Poems of the Great War, in 1914, on behalf of The Prince of Wales' national relief fund. Unable to join the fighting forces due to defective eyesight, Noyes worked on propaganda and by wrote morale-boosting short stories.
"A Rallying Cry For Justice, Truth, and Peace"
This recording features some of the best known narrative poems ever written. It includes: "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes, "My Last Duchess" by Robert Browning, "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Gunga Din" by Rudyard Kipling, "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by John Keats, "Kubla Khan" by William Taylor Coleridge, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" by Oscar Wilde, and "The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson.
Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but narrative verse or poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 1 we bring you 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol' - Oscar Wilde; 'The Highwayman' - Alfred Noyes; and 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' - Samuel Taylor Coleridge.