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Great Nature Poems

By: Robert Browning,William Shakespeare,Gerald Manley Hopkins
Narrated by: Anthony Howell,Claire Rushbrook,David Schofield,Michael Maloney

Publisher's Summary

An anthology of over 40 classic nature poems, read by some of our finest actors. The majesty of nature has always inspired poets, and this collection contains a selection of the very best verses praising the natural world. There are poems celebrating the seasons (Robert Browning's 'Home Thoughts from Abroad', Shakespeare's 'Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind' and Gerald Manley Hopkins' 'Spring'), the sweetness of birdsong (Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale', Thomas Hardy's 'The Darkling Thrush', and Shelley's 'To a Skylark'), the simple beauty of plants and flowers (Wordsworth's 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud', A. E. Housman's 'Loveliest of Trees', 'The Cherry Now', and Andrew Marvell's 'The Garden'), and the melancholy and wild mystery of nature (Rudyard Kipling's 'The Way Through the Woods', Yeats' 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree').

Evocatively read by Anthony Howell, Claire Rushbrook, David Schofield and Michael Maloney, these poems are sure to induce a sense of wonder.

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No Tree Poem?

How are you going to have great poems of nature without the iconic Trees by Joyce Kilmer? Not as great a collection as it could have been.

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  • Anne
  • 01-10-23

find your poem

for listening again I really would like an index of the poems or list of "chapters" .

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  • Andrew UK
  • 10-09-22

Nicely read, but suffers from no contents listing

This section says optional but needs 15 words?

The poems are nicely read but a total lack of contents listing or of chapter names is a real shame.

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  • Alison Wyatt
  • 04-15-22

Read Well

labels are non existent. no reference points to rewind. sound level low. buck up Audible, stop ignoring poetry and take time to label properly

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  • Wendy R
  • 12-08-21

Wonderful evocation of great English poetry.

Listening to this reminded me of poems I learned by heart when I was at school.

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  • iz
  • 08-01-21

Sublime

I absolutely loved this collection of poetry. Listening to it whilst gardening or taking time to "smell the roses" is the most relaxing experience.

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  • DR JUDITH M MCENIERY
  • 04-07-16

Great selection

If you could sum up Great Nature Poems in three words, what would they be?

inspring relaxing well-presented

What was one of the most memorable moments of Great Nature Poems?

the reading of "Pied Beauty"

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

works of GM Hopkins

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitly

Any additional comments?

Would love to see more poetry readings available on Audible!