Category Archives: Nature

TRR EXTRA: “The Wind and the Moon” by George MacDonald



Here’s one last Extra for your November listening.

“The Wind and the Moon” by George MacDonald

The Reader

TRT: 3:21

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TRR: Episode 62, “Early Winter” by Rosalind Richards



There’s no hope for it, so we’ll just have to face up to it… winter is almost here. To that end, this week we have a story of the New England wintertime to share with you. Taken from a book by Rosalind Richards that describes life in New England throughout the year, “Early Winter” based on stories and memories told to her by friends and relatives of what it was like to live in Maine a generation or two previous.

“Early Winter” (1916) by Rosalind Richards

The Reader

TRT: 23:18

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TRR EXTRA: “November” by Alice Cary



Here’s another Extra for you, this one by Alice Cary. Cary was a very popular writer and poet in the mid-19th Century, and was friends with many writers, artists, and celebrities in New York at that time. When she died in 1871, among her pallbearers were P. T. Barnum and Horace Greeley.

“November” by Alice Cary

The Reader

TRT: 02:19

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TRR EXTRA: “The Wind” by Robert Louis Stevenson



Author Robert Louis Stevenson is best known for his classic tales of adventure, such as “Treasure Island” and “Kidnapped!” However, Stevenson also wrote verses for children, such as the one we now offer as a November Extra for you.

“The Wind” by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Reader

TRT: 02:13

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TRR EXTRA: Autumn Poems by Bliss Carman



As we continue to honor the season of Autumn, we offer you two poems by Bliss Carman. Carman was a Canadian who, despite having lived most of his life in the United States, was recognized in later years as Canada’s own poet laureate.

“Autumn” & “Lines for a Picture” from “Later Poems” (1921) by Bliss Carman

The Reader

TRT: 02:26

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TRR EXTRA: “Lines Written in Boston On a Beautiful Autumnal Day”



Here’s another Autumnal extra for you, a poem written by Margaret Fuller Ossoli.

“Lines Written in Boston On a Beautiful Autumnal Day” (1859) by Margaret Fuller Ossoli

The Reader

TRT: 03:32

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TRR EXTRA: “Red October” by Helen Gray Cone



Autumn has always been my favorite season, so here is another Autumnal extra for you, in honor of the advent of October! I’ll have a few of these this month, interspersed in between our spooky stories celebrating Halloween.

“Red October” by Helen Gray Cone

The Reader

TRT: 01:52

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TRR EXTRA: “Chant for Autumn”



Another autumnal extra for you to round out our September offerings. This is a poem by George Parsons Lathrop from his 1875 collection, “Rose and Roof-tree.” Lathrop was a contributor to many periodicals of his day, and helped to found the American Copyright League, which in turn was instrumental in international copyright law.

“Chant for Autumn” by George Parsons Lathrop

The Reader

TRT: 03:12

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TRR EXTRA: “Autumn” by Miss Fanny Kemble



In honor of the arrival of Autumn, we offer you this poem by Miss Fanny Kemble. Kemble was a British actress and author during the mid-19th Century. This poem she wrote one October during a trip to the Schuylkill River in Eastern Pennsylvania.

“Autumn” by Miss Fanny Kemble

The Reader

TRT: 04:18

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TRR: Episode 50, “Lost Pond”



Many states have a legend of a so-called “lost pond,” a place found by the early pioneers and woodsmen, but never marked properly on a map. All that remained were the stories told by the old-timers, the location itself lost to the wilderness. In this episode, we follow a pair of anglers in search of one such lost pond.

“Lost Pond” (1915) by Henry Abbott

The Reader

TRT: 30:15

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