The Poetry Hour – Volume 4. 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. 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. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations. In this hour we introduce poets of the quality and breadth of Robert Browning and William Butler Yeats as well themes on Music, Ireland, Lesbians and more. All of them are from Portable Poetry, a dedicated poetry publisher. We believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other arts can’t. Our range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a wide range of themes. Portable Poetry can found at iTunes, Audible, the digital music section on Amazon and most other digital stores. This audio book is also duplicated in print as an ebook. Same title. Same words. Perhaps a different experience. But with Amazon’s whispersync you can pick up and put down on any device – start on audio, continue in print and any which way after that. Portable poetry – Let us join you for the journey. The contents of this volume are: The Poetry of Music (An Introduction, If Music Be The food Of Love by William Shakespeare, Music When Soft Voices Die by Percy Bysshe Shelley, For Music by Lord Byron, Music by Wilfred Owen, The Legacy of the Lute by Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Music, An Ode by Algernon Charles Swinburne, To Music to Becalm his Fever by Robert Herrick), Forbidden Love – The Lesbian Poets – Volume 1 (An Introduction, I Found The Words To Every Thoughts by Emily Dickenson, I Can Give Myself To Her by Akiko Masana, Ode to Sappho by Radclyffe Hall, A Letter to a Brother of the Pen in Tribulation by Aphra Behn, Friendships Mystery to My Dearest Lucasta by Katherine Phillips, Bitter Rain by Wu Sao), The Poetry of William Butler Yeats (An Introduction, An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, He Remembers Forgotten Beauty, The Falling of Leaves, A Man Young and Old, When You Are Old), The Female Poets of the Seventeenth Century – Volume 1 (An Introduction, To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet, Love Arm’d by Aphra Behn, Against Love by Katherine Phillips, Love The Soul of Poetry by Anne Killigrew, The Wish by Lady Mary Chudleigh, Constantinople by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu), The Poetry of Spring (An Introduction, Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Daffodils by William Wordsworth, To Spring by William Blake, In The Green and Gallant Spring by Robert Louis Stevenson), The Poetry of William Blake (An Introduction, The Angel That Presided O’er My Birth, The Tyger, To Spring, London), The Poetry of Walt Whitman (An Introduction, A Clear Midnight, Miracles, Italian Music in Dakota), The Poetry of Ireland – A Nation in Verse (An Introduction, Ireland by Francis Ledwidge, I Saw From the Beach by Thomas Moore, The Wind That Shakes The Barley by Katharine Tynan, He Wishes For The Clothes of Heaven by WB Yeats, After Death by Fanny Parnell).