On Reely's Poetry Blog, I supplement the poems on the main website, Reely's Poetry Pages, to take a look at modern poets, topics relevant to classic poets, uses in popular culture and just generally try to enhance the poetry experience.
I'm currently in the process of adding classics without audio to this blog while continuing to find readings for the poems on the main site.
Here are some favorite audio poems:
- Readings of The Land of Counterpane and the Land of the Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson are both on this page.
- The Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadswoth Longfellow and Walt Whitman's O Captain! My Captain with librivox recordings that you can download.
- Robinson Crusoe - Charles Edward Carryl's tale of setting up a proper society after the shipwreck of the Piccadilly Daisy.
- Matilda is Hilaire Belloc's take on the Little Boy Who Cried Wolf. We just love the great audio from Caroline, who has a lot more audio for you to enjoy on MacJams.
- Go on an exciting journey to the Torrible Zone and the hills of the Chankly Bore with The Jumblies, a wonderful poem by Edgar Lear from his famous Book of Nonsense.
- Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins - We love this one because we have 2 different interpretations - the Angry Neighbor and the Resigned Rabbi. Awesome readings by actor Jamie Renell.
- The Boy Who Laughed at Santa Claus by Ogden Nash - a student recited Jabez Dawe's sorry jack-in-the box tale in a very high pitch to imitate an elf. What we love most about it is the way her voice rises on the words "in school" (he never led his classes) in the second stanza.
- Sir Walter Scott's My Native Land. We love this poem and we love the Bullwinkle impression.
Complete Audio Poem Index http://www.reelyredd.com/allpoems_audio.htm