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

    

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


Physical Release: 02/2013

 

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