Category Archives: The Poets

TRR EXTRA: “The Wind of Summer” by Madison Cawein



Sorry I’ve been absent for so long. Truth is, I’ve been sick as a dog since the middle of June, and was unable to record anything for you. I’m on the mend, though, and finally managed to croak out this lovely poem for you. Hopefully there will be a full episode for you next week!

“The Wind of Summer” by Madison J. Cawein

The Reader

TRT: 04:36

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TRR EXTRA: “Twas the Night Before Christmas”



Here we share with you the classic Christmas poem better known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” A little candy cane for your holiday!

“A Visit From St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore

The Reader

TRT: 4:40

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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 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: “The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare



Walter de la Mare was a prolific and well-respected author of novels, short stories, and poems. His writing was an inspiration to others both during his life and after. Among his many works, he occasionally dabbled in horror stories and the supernatural. In this October Extra, we share with you one of his most famous works, taken from his 1916 collection, “The Listeners and Other Poems.” The poem is part ghost story, and part mystery (what was the promise made by the Traveller?), and has a spooky tone just perfect for October, as we approach the penultimate spook-fest that is Halloween Night!

“The Listeners” (1916) by Walter de la Mare

The Reader

TRT: 02:31

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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: Episode 55, “The Raven”



Edgar Allen Poe was a man seemingly marked for unhappiness throughout his life. Even so, he wrote a large body of work that has secured his legacy for all time.

For our second installment of spooky tales in honor of this Halloween month, we offer you one of the most famous poems in all of American literature.

“The Raven” (1845) by Edgar Allen Poe

The Reader

TRT: 14:57

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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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