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The Poetry of October

A Month in Verse
Length: 40 mins
Categories: Classics, Poetry

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Publisher's Summary

October - the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and the land prepares to give up more it its colourful coverings. On this and other themes, our poets, including Wordsworth, Rossetti, Arnold, Bryant, and Alford, have much to say.

The tracks are:

  • October - An Introduction
  • Song of the Democratic Review of It's Birthday, October 1st 1857, by William Ross Wallace
  • An Ode, Written October 1819 before the Spaniards Had Recovered Their Liberty, by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Anticipation, October 1803, by William Wordsworth
  • Embarcation (Southampton Docks, October 1899), by Thomas Hardy
  • Give Me October's Meditative Haze, by Alfred Austin
  • Hymn for the Celebration at the Laying of the Cornerstone of Harvard Memorial Hall, Cambridge, October 6th 1870, by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • An October Garden, by Christina Georgina Rossetti
  • North Wind in October, by Robert Seymour Bridges
  • October, by George Arnold
  • On the Tenth of October, by Phillip Henry Savage
  • October, by John Jay Chapman
  • Through October Fields, by James Edwin Campbell
  • October on the Sheep Range, by Arthur Chapman
  • The National Prayer, October 1840, by Henry Alford
  • October, by John Payne
  • October, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • On the Road to Waterloo, 17th October (En Vigilante, 2 Hours), by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • October, by William Cullen Bryant
  • An October Sunset, by Archibald Lampman
  • October 1915, by Dora Sigerson Shorter
  • October 21st 1905, by George Meredith
  • October Musings 1866, by Janet Hamilton
  • Lines Written October 23rd 1836, A Few Hours after the Birth of My First Child, by Henry Alford
  • Written at Lovere, October 1736, by Mary Wortley Montagu
  • On St Crispins Day, October 25th,1763, by James Wilson Claudero
  • October's Bright Blue Weather, by Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Last Week in October, by Thomas Hardy
  • An October Evening, by William Wilfred Campbell
  • From October - On Nearing Halloween, by James Graham

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