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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

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TRT: 03:32

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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 EXTRA: Poems by Nora May French 2



No regular show this week, as I was hit with a cold mid-week, and was in no shape to record anything. Instead, I managed to put this together for you, another set of poems by Nora May French.

“Oh, Dryad Thoughts” & “The Nymph” by Nora May French

The Reader

TRT: 08:01

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TRR EXTRA: Poems by Nora May French 1



As an extra offering this month, we present two poems by Nora May French from a collection of her work posthumously published by her literary colleagues and admirers in 1910.

“My Nook” and “You” by Nora May French

The Reader

TRT: 03:56


TRR: Episode 13, “Moonlit Skies”



Wander out under the Moon, the arbiter of romance, as he casts his silvery light down from the sky to light the way for lovers.

An excerpt from “From the Earth to the Moon” (1868) by Jules Verne
“Moonlight” by Walter de la Mare
“Silver” by Walter de la Mare
An excerpt from “The Story of the Solar System” by George F. Chambers (1904)
“Full Moon” by Victoria Sackville-West
“Moon-Marketing” by Richard le Gallienne
“Moonlit Lilacs” by Iris Tree
“The Favours of the Moon” by Charles Baudelaire
“Shine On, Harvest Moon” by Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth

The Reader

TRR: Episode 13: “Moonlit Skies”
TRT: 22:40

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“Moonbeam, Kiss Her for Me” performed by Howard Lanin & His Orchestra and Nick Lucas
“Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven courtesy of CCMixter.com.


TRR: Halloween 2015 Extra



While you are planning your trick-or-treat campaign, enjoy this little mallowcream sweet from Carl Sandburg.

“Theme in Yellow” by Carl Sandburg

Happy Hallowe’en!

The Reader

TRR: Halloween 2015 Extra
TRT: 01:45


TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3



The third and final part of our literary look at the season of Autumn features the work of the great American naturalist, John Burroughs. Also, poems by Browning and Frost.

An excerpt of ‘Falling Leaves,’ from “Under the Maples” (1921) by John Burroughs
‘To Autumn’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“October’ by Robert Frost

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TRR: Episode 4, “Autumn” Part 3
TRT: 20:12

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TRR: Episode 3 “Autumn” Part 2



The second part in our Autumn series, this time we hear works written by Bill Nye (not the Science Guy), and A.A. Milne.

‘My Sweetheart’ by T.P.
‘The Old Surprise’ by Eunice Comstock
‘Autumn Thoughts’ by Bill Nye
‘A Word for Autumn’ by A.A. Milne
‘Said a Blade of Grass’ by Kahlil Gilbran

We have at least one more installment in the Autumn series, coming soon!

The Reader

TRR: Episode 3, “Autumn” Part 2
TRT: 22:00

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