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The Poetry of July

A Month in Verse
Length: 42 mins
Categories: Classics, Poetry

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Publisher's Summary

July - the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and summer is a rich harvest of colours and sights. Poets of the calibre of Shakespeare, Keats, Pope, Whitman, and Tennyson describe and marshall their thoughts for our delight.

The tracks are:

  • July - An Introduction
  • July 2nd 1863, by Tom Reynolds
  • America, From the National Ode, July 4th 1876, by James Bayard Taylor
  • 4th July 1882, Malines, Midnight, by James Kenneth Stephen
  • Fourth of July, by Julia A Moore
  • July 4th 1857, by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
  • Ode for July 4th 1917, by H P Lovecraft
  • Ode for the 4th of July, by James Monroe Whitfield
  • Sonnet LVII - Summit of Skiddaw, July 7th 1838, by Henry Alford
  • July 9th 1872, by Abram Joseph Ryan
  • London in July, by Amy Levy
  • St Martins Summer, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Summer, by Alexander Pope
  • L' Envoi (An Extract), by Rudyard Kipling
  • Broadway, New York, July 1916, by George Sterling
  • In This Summer, by Daniel Sheehan
  • A July Afternoon by the Pond, by Walt Whitman
  • On the Grasshopper and Cricket, by John Keats
  • Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day (Sonnet 18), by William Shakespeare
  • On My Son's Return Out of England, July 17th 1661, by Anne Bradstreet
  • Sonnet, July 18th 1787, by William Lisle Bowles
  • Verses Upon the Burning of Our House, July 18th 1666, by Anne Bradstreet
  • Sonnet at Dover Cliffs, July 20th 1787, by William Lisle Bowles
  • Summer Sun, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Sonnet at Ostend, July 22nd 1787, by William Lisle Bowles
  • Between the Dusk of Summer, by William Ernest Henley
  • Summer Night, by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • The School Boy, by William Blake
  • Answer July, by Emily Dickinson
  • Written in July, by Samuel Rogers
  • From My Diary, July 1914, by Wilfred Owen

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