Night. The day has gone. Departed. And the dark embrace, the inky shadows of night descend. For many a time to unwind and slumber. For some a nagging doubt that all is not well. That some primeval and primordial happening may yet go bump in the night.But for our poets the night is a time of wonder and imagination as well as many other emotions and feelings. Among our ranks of gloried talents are Keats, Coleridge, William Morris, DH Lawrence, Whitman, Longfellow and many more besides. Their descriptions capture what they see and feel as perhaps only a poet can.Among our ranks of gloried talents are Thomas Hood, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Clare, Herman Melville and many more besides. Their descriptions capture what they see and feel as perhaps only a poet can.This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.
Death is a subject that few of us talk about, but many think about and more than a few of us dread. Whether it is the actual end of our life's journey or merely a transit point to Heavenly glory its actual point of impact is, obviously, life changing. But what do poets think of it? How do their minds tangle with the subject and make sense of this? That's what we thought too. Poets as rich and diverse as Longfellow, Hood, Bronte, Burns and Gilbran here share their words, thoughts and visions with us. Death is unavoidable but the journey there should be as informed and enjoyable as possible. On this Volume our readers include Richard Mitchley & Ghizela Rowe.
Narrative Verse - Volume 2 Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but Narrative Verse or Poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 2 we bring you the classics of Sohrab & Rustum - Matthew Arnold, The Prisoner Of Chillon - Lord Byron and Faithless Sally Brown - Thomas Hood. They are read for you by the renowned actors Sean Barrett and David Shaw-Parker.
English Poetry, Volume 2 - An Introduction. The English language has grown into the Worlds pre-dominant spoken language. It's estimated there are over one million words with which to do this. It's sources are rich and diverse, absorbing from other cultures and times without hesitation. It surely follows that when we add the talents of Shakespeare, Keats, Shelley, Kipling and Blake to a myriad of others that its beauty and reach entrance us with their thoughts and visions. In two volumes these remarkable poems present a wonderful companion through the long heritage of the English Language and its poets. The poems in volume 2 are; English Poetry - An Introduction; Bright Star - John Keats; La Belle Dame Sans Merci - John Keats; I Remember I Remember - Thomas Hood; Ballad - Thomas Hood; No! - Thomas Hood; If Thou Must Love Me - Elizabeth Barrett Browning; How Do I Love Thee - Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Ulysses - Alfred Lord Tennyson; Lady Clare - Alfred Lord Tennyson; from Pied Piper Of Hamblin - Robert Browning; Home Thoughts From Abroad - Robert Browning; The Jumblies - Edward Lear; Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold; Remember - Christina Rossetti; In The Willow Shade - Christina Rossetti; The Oxen - Thomas Hardy; Ah Are You Digging My Grave - Thomas Hardy; The Darkling Thrush - Thomas Hardy; Spring - Gerald Manley Hopkins; Epithalamion - Gerald Manley Hopkins; Loveliest Of Trees, The Cherry Now - AE Houseman; If - Rudyard Kipling; Tommy - Rudyard Kipling; The Way That Lovers Use - Rupert Brooke; Love - Rupert Brooke; The Old Vicarage Of Grantchester; Rupert Brooke
The Poetry Of Thomas Hood. Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at the world through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a unique poetic guide to their lives. Thomas Hood was born in London in 1799. Leaving school at 14 he began at a counting house but his health being somewhat poor he took work at engraving. Again his health failed him and he was sent to relations in Scotland. Here, it is thought, began his interest in the outdoors and poetry. In 1821 he became the sub editor of the London Magazine and quickly became part of a wide and varied social scene. In 1824 he married Jane Reynolds and they had two children. Hood's work is streaked with humour. In his day some of his poems were translated for sale in Europe, an unusual occurrence but one that shows his reach and influence on the poetical scene. Many of his works are considered classics and he remains today as a highly regarded poet of the Victorian era. Thomas Hood died at the young age of 45 on the 3rd of May, 1845. A monument, paid for by public subscription was raised at Kensal Green Among our readers are Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.
On first thought an Ode should be simple to describe, to define. A definition would most probably put it as; a lyric poem, usually addressed to a particular subject, with lines of varying lengths and complex rhythm. And within that, of course, we have its depth, beauty and poetic form. It's evolvement over time and through the minds of our revered poets continues so perhaps the best description would be the Odes themselves.
Curved up against the Harrow road in London is one of the 'Magnificent Seven' cemeteries that began to girdle the capital in the Victorian Age. Gone were the overcrowded disease ridden Parish churchyards and here was a new way to rest for eternity. Acre upon acre of meandering lawn and tree lined avenues. Ornate catacombs. Beautiful sculptured memorials. Stately chapels. All enmeshed into Nature's emotions. Peace, perfect peace. In this volume we bring you the works of Kensal Rises most famous residents: Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, William Makepeace Thackeray, Alice Meynell and Thomas Hood. And we start with the poem by GK Chesterton who although not buried here immortalised it with 'The Rolling English Road'.
Thomas Hood (1799-1845) was an English writer and great friend of Lamb, Hazlitt and De Quincey. Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch. He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works.
\"A Tale of the Great Plague\" is an ironic piece set in the time of the Black Death, about how an old man outwits a gang of ruthless cutthroats.
Story Listings: Stories: The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs / Timber by John Galsworthy / The Mask Of The Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe / The Squaw by Bram Stoker / Martin's Close by M.R. James / The Man In The Bell by W.E. Aytoun / Caterpillars by E.F. Benson / A Tale Of Terror by Thomas Hood