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DICKINSON, E.: Great Poets (The) (Unabridged)

Born in Massachusetts in 1830, Emily Dickinson composed over 1,770 poems; but apart from her closest friends, no-one knew she was writing at all. Only after her death was her astonishing output discovered and published.

A reclusive figure for much of her life, few could have imagined the range of her subjects, the intensity of her imagination or the powerful delicacy of her writing.

Emily Dickinson is one of America’s greatest writers. This selection includes 147 of her best-known poems, and is a perfect introduction to her unique voice.


  A drop fell on the apple tree
1.   Play with flash player A drop fell on the apple tree 00:00:45
  A narrow fellow in the Grass
2.   Play with flash player A narrow fellow in the Grass 00:00:58
  A poor torn heart, a tattered heart
3.   Play with flash player A poor torn heart, a tattered heart 00:00:42
  A something in a summer's day
4.   Play with flash player A something in a summer's day 00:01:25
  A still - Volcano - Life
5.   Play with flash player A still - Volcano - Life 00:00:34
  A thought went up my mind today
6.   Play with flash player A thought went up my mind today 00:00:30
  A toad can die of light!
7.   Play with flash player A toad can die of light! 00:00:21
  A word is dead
8.   Play with flash player A word is dead 00:00:12
  A wounded deer leaps highest
9.   Play with flash player A wounded deer leaps highest 00:00:30
  Adrift! A little boat adrift!
10.   Play with flash player Adrift! A little boat adrift! 00:00:37
  After great pain, a formal feeling comes
11.   Play with flash player After great pain, a formal feeling comes 00:00:52
  All the letters I can write
12.   Play with flash player All the letters I can write 00:00:29
  Alter When the hills do
13.   Play with flash player Alter When the hills do 00:00:23
  Ample make this bed
14.   Play with flash player Ample make this bed 00:00:26
  Apparently with no surprise
15.   Play with flash player Apparently with no surprise 00:00:24
  As imperceptibly as Grief
16.   Play with flash player As imperceptibly as Grief 00:00:39
  Beauty - be not caused - It is
17.   Play with flash player Beauty - be not caused - It is 00:00:22
  Because I could not stop for Death
18.   Play with flash player Because I could not stop for Death 00:00:54
  Come slowly, Eden!
19.   Play with flash player Come slowly, Eden! 00:00:26
  Dear March, come in!
20.   Play with flash player Dear March, come in! 00:01:01
  Death is a dialogue between
21.   Play with flash player Death is a dialogue between 00:00:24
  Drab habitation of whom
22.   Play with flash player Drab habitation of whom 00:00:16
  Drowning is not so pitiful
23.   Play with flash player Drowning is not so pitiful 00:00:30
  Each that we lose takes part of us
24.   Play with flash player Each that we lose takes part of us 00:00:13
  Eden is that old fashioned House
25.   Play with flash player Eden is that old fashioned House 00:00:20
  Exultation is the going
26.   Play with flash player Exultation is the going 00:00:22
  Fame is a fickle food
27.   Play with flash player Fame is a fickle food 00:00:23
  Finite to fail but infinite to venture
28.   Play with flash player Finite to fail but infinite to venture 00:00:17
  Forbidden fruit a flavor has
29.   Play with flash player Forbidden fruit a flavor has 00:00:14
  Forever - is composed of Nows
30.   Play with flash player Forever - is composed of Nows 00:00:30
  Glee! The great storm is over
31.   Play with flash player Glee! The great storm is over 00:00:49
  He ate and drank the precious words
32.   Play with flash player He ate and drank the precious words 00:00:21
  He fumbles at your soul
33.   Play with flash player He fumbles at your soul 00:00:39
  He touched me, so I live to know
34.   Play with flash player He touched me, so I live to know 00:00:39
  Heart not so heavy as mine
35.   Play with flash player Heart not so heavy as mine 00:00:48
  Heart! We will forget him!
36.   Play with flash player Heart! We will forget him! 00:00:22
  Heaven is what I cannot reach!
37.   Play with flash player Heaven is what I cannot reach! 00:00:23
  Her final summer was it
38.   Play with flash player Her final summer was it 00:00:36
  Hope is a subtle glutton
39.   Play with flash player Hope is a subtle glutton 00:00:20
  Hope is the thing with feathers
40.   Play with flash player Hope is the thing with feathers 00:00:31
  How happy is the little Stone
41.   Play with flash player How happy is the little Stone 00:00:28
  How the old Mountains drip with Sunset
42.   Play with flash player How the old Mountains drip with Sunset 00:01:01
  I asked no other thing
43.   Play with flash player I asked no other thing 00:00:21
  I bring an unaccustomed wine
44.   Play with flash player I bring an unaccustomed wine 00:00:57
  I can wade grief
45.   Play with flash player I can wade grief 00:00:35
  I cannot live with you
46.   Play with flash player I cannot live with you 00:01:49
  I died for beauty, but was scarce
47.   Play with flash player I died for beauty, but was scarce 00:00:37
  I dreaded that first Robin, so
48.   Play with flash player I dreaded that first Robin, so 00:01:08
  I dwell in Possibility
49.   Play with flash player I dwell in Possibility 00:00:30
  I envy seas whereon he rides
50.   Play with flash player I envy seas whereon he rides 00:00:56
  I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
51.   Play with flash player I felt a Funeral, in my Brain 00:00:57
  I gave myself to him
52.   Play with flash player I gave myself to him 00:00:45
  I had no cause to be awake
53.   Play with flash player I had no cause to be awake 00:00:47
  I had no time to hate, because
54.   Play with flash player I had no time to hate, because 00:00:22
  I have never seen 'Volcanoes'
55.   Play with flash player I have never seen 'Volcanoes' 00:00:50
  I have no life but this
56.   Play with flash player I have no life but this 00:00:22
  I heard a fly buzz when I died
57.   Play with flash player I heard a fly buzz when I died 00:00:42
  I hide myself within my flower
58.   Play with flash player I hide myself within my flower 00:00:23
  I know a place where summer strives
59.   Play with flash player I know a place where summer strives 00:00:33
  I know some lonely houses off the road
60.   Play with flash player I know some lonely houses off the road 00:01:25
  I many times thought peace had come
61.   Play with flash player I many times thought peace had come 00:00:22
  I meant to find her when I came
62.   Play with flash player I meant to find her when I came 00:00:32
  I meant to have but modest needs.
63.   Play with flash player I meant to have but modest needs. 00:01:14
  I never saw a moor
64.   Play with flash player I never saw a moor 00:00:20
  I should not dare to leave my friend
65.   Play with flash player I should not dare to leave my friend 00:00:47
  I stepped from plank to plank
66.   Play with flash player I stepped from plank to plank 00:00:21
  I taste a liquor never brewed
67.   Play with flash player I taste a liquor never brewed 00:00:41
  I think the hemlock likes to stand
68.   Play with flash player I think the hemlock likes to stand 00:00:38
  I took my power in my hand
69.   Play with flash player I took my power in my hand 00:00:22
  I went to heaven
70.   Play with flash player I went to heaven 00:00:28
  If I can stop one heart from breaking
71.   Play with flash player If I can stop one heart from breaking 00:00:20
  If I may have it when it's dead
72.   Play with flash player If I may have it when it's dead 00:00:38
  If recollecting were forgetting
73.   Play with flash player If recollecting were forgetting 00:00:20
  If you were coming in the fall
74.   Play with flash player If you were coming in the fall 00:00:53
  I'll tell you how the Sun rose
75.   Play with flash player I'll tell you how the Sun rose 00:00:40
  I'm Nobody! Who are you
76.   Play with flash player I'm Nobody! Who are you 00:00:26
  Is Heaven a physician
77.   Play with flash player Is Heaven a physician 00:00:19
  It might be easier
78.   Play with flash player It might be easier 00:00:12
  It sounded as if the streets were running
79.   Play with flash player It sounded as if the streets were running 00:00:22
  It tossed and tossed
80.   Play with flash player It tossed and tossed 00:00:26
  It was not Death, for I stood up
81.   Play with flash player It was not Death, for I stood up 00:01:03
  It's such a little thing to weep
82.   Play with flash player It's such a little thing to weep 00:00:14
  Like rain it sounded till it curved
83.   Play with flash player Like rain it sounded till it curved 00:00:39
  Love is anterior to life
84.   Play with flash player Love is anterior to life 00:00:14
  Luck is not chance
85.   Play with flash player Luck is not chance 00:00:14
  Mine by the right of the white election!
86.   Play with flash player Mine by the right of the white election! 00:00:25
  Mine enemy is growing old
87.   Play with flash player Mine enemy is growing old 00:00:22
  Much madness is divinest sense
88.   Play with flash player Much madness is divinest sense 00:00:23
  My life closed twice before its close
89.   Play with flash player My life closed twice before its close 00:00:23
  My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun
90.   Play with flash player My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun 00:01:01
  Nature rarer uses yellow
91.   Play with flash player Nature rarer uses yellow 00:00:21
  Not knowing when the dawn will come
92.   Play with flash player Not knowing when the dawn will come 00:00:12
  Not with a Club, the Heart is broken
93.   Play with flash player Not with a Club, the Heart is broken 00:00:32
  Of all the souls that stand create
94.   Play with flash player Of all the souls that stand create 00:00:31
  On this wondrous sea
95.   Play with flash player On this wondrous sea 00:00:25
  One blessing had I, than the rest
96.   Play with flash player One blessing had I, than the rest 00:00:54
  One need not be a chamber - to be Haunted
97.   Play with flash player One need not be a chamber - to be Haunted 00:00:54
  Pain has an element of blank
98.   Play with flash player Pain has an element of blank 00:00:20
  Proud of my broken heart since thou dist break it
99.   Play with flash player Proud of my broken heart since thou dist break it 00:00:19
  Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
100.   Play with flash player Safe in their Alabaster Chambers 00:00:35
  She died - this was the way she died
101.   Play with flash player She died - this was the way she died 00:00:20
  Some keep the Sabbath going to church
102.   Play with flash player Some keep the Sabbath going to church 00:00:33
  Success is counted sweetest
103.   Play with flash player Success is counted sweetest 00:00:31
  Surgeons must be very careful
104.   Play with flash player Surgeons must be very careful 00:00:11
  Tell all the truth but tell it slant
105.   Play with flash player Tell all the truth but tell it slant 00:00:52
  That after Horror
106.   Play with flash player That after Horror 00:00:38
  That I did always love
107.   Play with flash player That I did always love 00:00:26
  That Love is all there is
108.   Play with flash player That Love is all there is 00:00:13
  The brain within its groove
109.   Play with flash player The brain within its groove 00:00:20
  The day came slow till five o'clock
110.   Play with flash player The day came slow till five o'clock 00:00:42
  The Dying need but little, Dear
111.   Play with flash player The Dying need but little, Dear 00:00:21
  The grass so little has to do
112.   Play with flash player The grass so little has to do 00:00:47
  The grave my little cottage is
113.   Play with flash player The grave my little cottage is 00:00:21
  The heart asks pleasure first
114.   Play with flash player The heart asks pleasure first 00:00:20
  The leaves, like women, interchange
115.   Play with flash player The leaves, like women, interchange 00:00:19
  The moon is distant from the sea
116.   Play with flash player The moon is distant from the sea 00:00:33
  The one that could repeat the summer day
117.   Play with flash player The one that could repeat the summer day 00:00:25
  The pedigree of honey
118.   Play with flash player The pedigree of honey 00:00:12
  The rat is the concisest tenant
119.   Play with flash player The rat is the concisest tenant 00:00:23
  The Soul has Bandaged moments
120.   Play with flash player The Soul has Bandaged moments 00:01:01
  The soul should always stand ajar
121.   Play with flash player The soul should always stand ajar 00:00:21
  The spider as an artist
122.   Play with flash player The spider as an artist 00:00:18
  The waters chased him as he fled
123.   Play with flash player The waters chased him as he fled 00:00:27
  The way I read a letter's this
124.   Play with flash player The way I read a letter's this 00:00:39
  The wind begun to rock the grass
125.   Play with flash player The wind begun to rock the grass 00:00:49
  There came a Wind like a Bugle
126.   Play with flash player There came a Wind like a Bugle 00:00:40
  There is no frigate like a book
127.   Play with flash player There is no frigate like a book 00:00:22
  There's a certain slant of light
128.   Play with flash player There's a certain slant of light 00:00:43
  There's been a death in the opposite house
129.   Play with flash player There's been a death in the opposite house 00:00:54
  They might not need me - yet they might
130.   Play with flash player They might not need me - yet they might 00:00:14
  They say that 'time assuages'
131.   Play with flash player They say that 'time assuages' 00:00:23
  This is my letter to the world
132.   Play with flash player This is my letter to the world 00:00:23
  This World is not Conclusion
133.   Play with flash player This World is not Conclusion 00:00:49
  Tis little I could care for pearls
134.   Play with flash player Tis little I could care for pearls 00:00:21
  Tis not that Dying hurts us so
135.   Play with flash player Tis not that Dying hurts us so 00:00:35
  To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee
136.   Play with flash player To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee 00:00:16
  Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch
137.   Play with flash player Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch 00:01:01
  Unable are the Loved to die
138.   Play with flash player Unable are the Loved to die 00:00:19
  We never know how high we are
139.   Play with flash player We never know how high we are 00:00:21
  We never know we go - when we are going
140.   Play with flash player We never know we go - when we are going 00:00:14
  What if I say I shall not wait
141.   Play with flash player What if I say I shall not wait 00:00:32
  What inn is this
142.   Play with flash player What inn is this 00:00:26
  Where Thou art - that
143.   Play with flash player Where Thou art - that 00:00:47
  While I was fearing it, it came
144.   Play with flash player While I was fearing it, it came 00:00:28
  Wild nights! Wild nights!
145.   Play with flash player Wild nights! Wild nights! 00:00:25
  Will there really be a morning
146.   Play with flash player Will there really be a morning 00:00:32
  You left me, sweet, two legacies
147.   Play with flash player You left me, sweet, two legacies 00:00:24

Total Playing Time: 01:20:28






Author(s):
Dickinson, Emily

Reader(s):
Gallagher, Teresa

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0146

Barcode: 9781843797654

Distribution Note(s):

Exclusively available for streaming and download. Not available on CD.


Release Date: 02/2013

 

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