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John Richetti: 119 Favorite Poems, Good for Memorizing

Introduction (2:27): MP3

  1. Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach (2:06): MP3
  2. W.H. Auden, In Memory of William Butler Yeats (4:06): MP3
  3. W.H. Auden, The Fall of Rome (1:24): MP3
  4. W.H. Auden, As I walked out one evening (2:32): MP3
  5. W.H. Auden, Lullaby (1:49): MP3
  6. John Betjeman, The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel (1:53): MP3
  7. John Betjeman, A Subaltern's Love Song (2:40): MP3
  8. John Betjeman, In Westminster Abbey (1:56): MP3
  9. Elizabeth Bishop, One Art (1:17): MP3
  10. Elizabeth Bishop, Sonnet (0:59): MP3
  11. Robert Browning, My Last Duchess (3:30): MP3
  12. Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose (0:46): MP3
  13. Lord Byron, So we'll go no more a roving (0:39): MP3
  14. Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty (1:01): MP3
  15. Lord Byron, The Destruction of Sennacherib (1:40): MP3
  16. Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky (1:26): MP3
  17. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan (2:53): MP3
  18. e.e. cummings, Buffalo Bill (0:30): MP3
  19. e.e. cummings, If I have made, my lady, intricate (1:07): MP3
  20. e.e. cummings, pity this busy monster, manunkind (1:04): MP3
  21. e.e. cummings, spring is like a perhaps hand (0:53): MP3
  22. Emily Dickinson, Because I Could Not Stop for Death (1:07): MP3
  23. Emily Dickinson, A Narrow Fellow in the Grass (1:01): MP3
  24. Emily Dickinson, There's a certain slant of light (0:44): MP3
  25. Emily Dickinson, Success is counted sweetest (0:33): MP3
  26. Emily Dickinson, The soul selects her own Society (0:36): MP3
  27. T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (8:09): MP3
  28. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Concord Hymn (1:02): MP3
  29. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Days (0:47): MP3
  30. Robert Frost, Provide, Provide (1:03): MP3
  31. Robert Frost, Mending Wall (2:32): MP3
  32. Robert Frost, My November Guest (1:04): MP3
  33. Robert Frost, Design (0:59): MP3
  34. Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken (1:00): MP3
  35. Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (0:54): MP3
  36. Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay (Recorded at the Wexler Studio, Kelly Writers House, April 10, 2019) (0:28): MP3
  37. Robert Graves, Down Wanton, Down (1:09): MP3
  38. Robert Graves, The White Goddess (1:21): MP3
  39. Thomas Hardy, The Darkling Thrush (1:31): MP3
  40. Thomas Hardy, The Oxen (0:49): MP3
  41. Thomas Hardy, The Convergence of the Twain (2:03): MP3
  42. Thomas Hardy, The Respectable Burgher (01:48): MP3
  43. Thomas Hardy, The Ruined Maid (01:39): MP3
  44. Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays (0:48): MP3
  45. William Ernest Henley, Invictus (0:55): MP3
  46. John Hollander, An Old Fashioned Song (1:00): MP3
  47. Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Windhover (1:19): MP3
  48. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring and Fall: to a Young Child (0:59): MP3
  49. Gerard Manley Hopkins, God's Grandeur (1:06): MP3
  50. A.E. Housman, To an Athlete Dying Young (1:27): MP3
  51. Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers (0:50): MP3
  52. Leigh Hunt, Abou Ben Adhem (1:13): MP3 [text]
  53. John Keats, Bright Star (0:56): MP3
  54. John Keats, On First Looking into Chapman's Homer (0:56): MP3
  55. John Keats, Ode to Melancholy (1:56): MP3
  56. Philip Larkin, This Be The Verse (0:43): MP3
  57. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Psalm of Life (1:40): MP3
  58. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Revere's Ride (6:18): MP3
  59. Richard Lovelace, To Althea from Prison (1:28): MP3
  60. George Meredith, Lucifer in Starlight (1:07): MP3
  61. Clement Clark Moore, A Visit from St. Nicholas (3:35): MP3
  62. Ogden Nash, The Turtle (0:18): MP3
  63. Ogden Nash, A Drink with Something in It (0:24): MP3
  64. Ogden Nash, The Seagull (0:16): MP3
  65. Thomas Nashe, A Litany in Time of Plague (1:49): MP3
  66. Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est (1:49): MP3
  67. Edgar Allan Poe, To Helen (0:46): MP3
  68. Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee (2:02): MP3
  69. Ezra Pound, Canto I (5:05): MP3
  70. Ezra Pound, Canto III (2:19): MP3
  71. Ezra Pound, Sestina: Alaforte (3:01): MP3
  72. Sir Walter Ralegh, What is our Life? (0:40): MP3
  73. Sir Walter Ralegh, Of Spenser's Faery Queen (0:53): MP3
  74. John Crowe Ransom, Dead Boy (1:34): MP3
  75. Theodore Roethke, Dolor (1:06): MP3
  76. Theodore Roethke, I Knew a Woman (1:50): MP3
  77. Theodore Roethke, The Waking (1:12): MP3
  78. Edwin Arlington Robinson, Miniver Cheevy (1:28): MP3
  79. Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Cory (0:57): MP3
  80. Delmore Schwartz, The Heavy Bear (2:04): MP3
  81. Sir Walter Scott, Lochinvar (2:53): MP3
  82. Sir Walter Scott, Patriotism (0:52): MP3
  83. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18 (0:57): MP3
  84. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29 (0:56): MP3
  85. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 (0:56): MP3
  86. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 87 (1:00): MP3
  87. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 106 (0:57): MP3
  88. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130 (0:57): MP3
  89. Percy Shelley, Ozymandias (1:01): MP3
  90. Percy Shelley, Ode to the West Wind (4:03): MP3
  91. Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella, Loving in truth (1:07): MP3
  92. Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella, With how sad steps (0:59): MP3
  93. Wallace Stevens, The Domination of Black (1:27): MP3
  94. Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice Cream (0:57): MP3
  95. Robert Louis Stevenson, Romance (1:05): MP3
  96. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses (4:10): MP3
  97. Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Kraken (0:57): MP3
  98. Alfred Lord Tennyson, Tears, Idle Tears (1:23): MP3
  99. Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Eagle: A Fragment (0:31): MP3
  100. Ernest Thayer, Casey at the Bat (3:42): MP3
  101. Dylan Thomas, In my craft or sullen art (0:58): MP3
  102. Dylan Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night (1:22): MP3
  103. Walt Whitman, For You O Democracy (0:50): MP3
  104. Walt Whitman, These I Singing in Spring (2:40): MP3
  105. Walt Whitman, I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing (1:18): MP3
  106. John Greenleaf Whittier, Barbara Frietchie (3:03): MP3
  107. William Carlos Williams, The Red Wheelbarrow (0:16): MP3
  108. William Carlos Williams, The Catholic Bells (1:35): MP3
  109. William Carlos Williams, This is just to say (0:20): MP3
  110. William Carlos Williams, Young Sycamore (0:35): MP3
  111. William Carlos Williams, To Elsie (2:05): MP3
  112. William Wordsworth, The World is Too Much with Us (0:53): MP3
  113. William Wordsworth, On Westminster Bridge (0:55): MP3
  114. William Wordsworth, The Daffodils (1:11): MP3
  115. Sir Thomas Wyatt, They Flee from Me (1:15): MP3
  116. William Butler Yeats, Lapis Lazuli (2:59): MP3
  117. William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming (1:21): MP3
  118. William Butler Yeats, Leda and the Swan (1:01): MP3
  119. William Butler Yeats, Politics (0:33): MP3

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