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    • Great Poets of the Romantic Age

    • By: William Blake, William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With a dynamic spirit, these great English poets made a conscious return to nostalgia and spiritual depth. Each chose a different path, but they are united in a love of moods, impressions, scenes, stories, sights and sounds. In this collection of more than forty poems are some of the finest and most memorable works in the English language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Beautiful Poetry

    • By Ijeoma on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Great Poets: William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, Michael Maloney, Stephen Critchlow
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Naxos AudioBooks begins its new series of Great Poets with William Blake. This program contains all of his most popular works - including "Tyger", "The Auguries of Innocence", and "Jerusalem" - as well as some lesser-known poetry that demonstrates the range and power of his verse.

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    • Overwhelming, mystical and... menacing

    • By ESK on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Classic Poems for Boys

    • By: G.K. Chesterton, Edward Lear, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Jasper Britton, Roy McMillan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Classic Poems for Boys comprises a delightfully varied set of over 20 poems for 5- to 10-year olds. From rousing favorites like Felicia Dorothea Hemans’ "Casabianca" and John Keats’ "A Song About Myself", to dreamy, thoughtful poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Rudyard Kipling, this is a collection to be treasured.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Play this to your children at night to they sleep

    • By James Robb on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Poems of William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Stinson
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Poems of William Blake" includes: "Songs of Innocence", "Songs of Experience" and "The Book of Thel". All three are volumes of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. "The Book of Thel" is a poem by William Blake, dated 1789 and probably worked on in the period 1788 to 1790. It was illustrated by his own plates, and is relatively short and easy to understand, compared to his later prophetic works. The metre is a fourteen syllable line.

    Regular price: $4.43

    • Songs of Innocence and Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Brian Murray, Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection is narrated by distinguished Broadway performers Brian Murray and Suzanne Toren. It contains all 45 poems from two famous works, revealing a child's unspoiled view of human nature and the corruption and disillusionment awaiting the innocent. Included are such favorites as "The Lamb", "The Tyger", and "The Sick Rose".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Static hiss

    • By Michele on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $5.59

    • William Blake

    • Poems
    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Nicol Williamson
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Abridged
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    William Blake's highly personal messages of humanity and social conscience are as relevant today as in 18th-century London. Although Blake's works were ignored or dismissed until long after his death, their directness and unsentimental simplicity will strike a chord with many today.

    Regular price: $7.70

    • Favourite Poems for Children

    • By: Guy Wetmore Carryl, Robert Browning, Lawrence Alma Tadema, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A delightful collection of classic poems that will delight young and old alike, including: "How Beauty Contrived to Get Square with the Beast" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "How Little Red Riding Hood Contrived to Be Eaten" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "How Rudeness and Kindness Were Justly Rewarded" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, "If No One Ever Marries Me" by Lawrence Alma TademaI’m, "Nobody, Who Are You?" by Emily Dickinson, "Lochinvar" by Sir Walter Scott, "The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear, and more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok poems all in rhyme, all for children

    • By zenabuff on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $8.00

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 9

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: William Blake, Charlotte Bronte
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings. Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children's textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Milton

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Ernst Schnell, Brian Russel Graham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Milton" is an epic poem by William Blake, written and illustrated between 1804 and 1810. Its hero is John Milton, who returns from Heaven and unites with Blake to explore the relationship between living writers and their predecessors, and to undergo a mystical journey to correct his own spiritual errors.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • William Blake

    • Selected Poems
    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At the end of his life, William Blake (1757-1827) gave up hope of being widely understood, but the twentieth century brought to his work a new and intense interest and acclaim.

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    • Musical, insightful poetry

    • By Bryan O'Connor on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $9.07

    • The Romantic Poets

    • By: John Keats, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, and others
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley, Blake, Coleridge, and Byron. The poets of the Romantic Period celebrated with readings by Sir Ralph Richardson, Christopher Hassall, Margaretta Scott, and Tyrone Power.

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    • Romantic Poets...you're on your own

    • By Shawn on 06-21-11

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Poetry of England, Volume 1

    • By: William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, William Blake, and others
    • Narrated by: Nigel Davenport, Nigel Planer, Jan Francis, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The English language has grown into the world’s pre-dominant spoken language, containing over one million words. Its sources are rich and diverse, having absorbed words from other cultures and times without hesitation. With such talents as Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling, Blake, and many other classic poets using this most flexible language to render their thoughts and visions, it is no wonder that the beauty and reach of English entrances us.

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    • Excellent Anthology of British Poems

    • By Charles on 03-28-11

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The Poetry Hour, Volume 4

    • Time for the Soul
    • By: William Butler Yeats, William Blake, Walt Whitman
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe, Richard Mitchley
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Favorite Poems for Children

    • By: Lewis Carroll, James Reeves, Oliver Herford, and others
    • Narrated by: Katinka Wolf
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dance with a lobster, telephone an elephant or knock on a moonlit door - this collection includes magical, macabre, dramatic, funny, bizarre, absurd, delightful, moving and charming poems by Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Readers such as Anton Lesser, Simon Russell-Beale and Timothy West bring the lines beautifully to life and make this an ideal introduction to some of the best-loved children's poetry.

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    • A treasure in poetry

    • By Terrance Hanna on 02-04-11

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The "Songs of Innocence" were published in 1789 and republished in 1794 together with the "Songs of Experience". They represent Blake's two perspectives on the world, that of the child (innocence) and that of the adult (experience). Blake's poetical works were largely neglected in their own time but are today considered some of the most brilliant of English verse. The "songs" are presented here together with "Auguries of Innocence".

    Regular price: $3.50

    • Collection: Popular Poetry / Popular Verse, Vol. 2

    • By: William Blake, John Donne, Alfred Tennyson, and others
    • Narrated by: Jasper Britton, Emma Fielding, Tony Britton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nearly 100 of the most popular and loved poems in the English language, this collection is one of the most comprehensive anthologies of its kind available. It covers a remarkable range, from the striking vision of Blake and Shelley and the insights of Keats to lighter but equally memorable verse by Tennyson, Donne, and Edward Lear.

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Poetry, Prose & Verse

    • By: William Blake, Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Robert Speaight, Anthony Quayle
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert Speaight, Anthony Quayle, and others read a selection of poetry by William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, John Gay, and D. H. Lawrence.

    Regular price: $9.34

    • Sir Ralph Richardson reads William Blake

    • By: William Blake
    • Narrated by: Ralph Richardson
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    William Blake was largely unrecognised during his lifetime but is now considered a seminal figure in the history of poetry of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". Here a selection of his finest work, starting with "And did those feet in ancient time", is read by Sir Ralph Richardson.

    Regular price: $9.69

    • Great Love Poems

    • By: William Blake, Robert Burns, Edward Lear
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    An anthology of over 60 classic love poems, read by some of our finest actors. Love has always been the supreme inspiration for poets, whether romantic or platonic, reciprocated or unrequited. This collection contains a range of the very best love poems, including Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Keats' "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" and Byron's "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" - as well as several sonnets from the master himself, William Shakespeare.

    Regular price: $7.01

    • Edith Evans Reads Her Favourite Poetry

    • By: William Blake, William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Edith Evans
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Abridged
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    Dame Edith Evans reads the poetry of Lord Byron, William Blake, and William Shakespeare amongst many others.

    Regular price: $9.34

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