The Poetry Hour – Volume 6. Poetry is often cited as our greatest use of words. The English language has well over a million of them and poets down the ages seem, at times, to make use of every single one. But often they use them in simple ways to describe anything and everything from landscapes to all aspects of the human condition. Poems can evoke within us an individual response that takes us by surprise; that opens our ears and eyes to very personal feelings. Forget the idea of classic poetry being somehow dull and boring and best kept to children’s textbooks. It still has life, vibrancy and relevance to our lives today. Where to start? How to do that? Poetry can be difficult. We’ve put together some very eclectic Poetry Hours, with a broad range of poets and themes, to entice you and seduce you with all manner of temptations. In this hour we introduce poets of the quality and breadth of George Eliot, Tagore and Arthur Conan Doyle as well as themes on the Sea, London and more. All of them are from Portable Poetry, a dedicated poetry publisher. We believe that poetry should be a part of our everyday lives, uplifting the soul & reaching the parts that other arts can’t. Our range of audiobooks and ebooks cover volumes on some of our greatest poets to anthologies of seasons, months, places and a wide range of themes. Portable Poetry can found at iTunes, Audible, the digital music section on Amazon and most other digital stores. This audio book is also duplicated in print as an ebook. Same title. Same words. Perhaps a different experience. But with Amazon’s whispersync you can pick up and put down on any device – start on audio, continue in print and any which way after that. Portable poetry – Let us join you for the journey. The contents of this volume are: The Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore (An Introduction, The Journey, Chain of Pearls, When Day is Done, Unending Love), The Sea – An Element in Verse (An Introduction, Home Thoughts From the Sea by Robert Browning, By the Sea by Christina Georgina Rossetti, On The Sea by John Keats, A Sea Dirge by Lewis Carroll, Man and the Sea by Charles Baudelaire), The Poetry of George Eliot (An Introduction, Sweet Evenings Come and Go Love, The World is Great, In a London Drawing Room, Day is Dying), London, A City in Words (An Introduction, A Wife in London, December 1899 by Thomas Hardy 1 – The Tragedy 2 – The Irony, London Types – The Bus Driver by William Ernest Henley, West London - A Sonnet by Matthew Arnold, On the Tombs in Westminster Abbey by Francis Beaumont, Scenes in London. IV. A City Churchyard by Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Written in London, September 1802 by William Wordsworth), The Poetry of Arthur Conan Doyle (An Introduction, Compensation, Advice to a Young Author, A Forgotten Tale, Mind and Matter, The End), The Female Poets of the Eighteen Century – Volume 1 (An Introduction, Ode to the Poppy by Charlotte Smith, Sonnet III by Anna Seward, Floating Island by Dorothy Wordsworth, Ode to Pity by Jane Austen, The Un-Regarded Toils of the Poor by Mary Botham Howitt), The Poetry of Winter (An Introduction, To Winter by William Blake, Snow Beneath Who’s Chilly Softness by Emily Dickinson, Birds at Winter Nightfall – Triolet by Thomas Hardy, A Winters Sad Retreat by Daniel Sheehan, Winter – My Secret by Christina Georgina Rossetti, The Winters are So Short by Emily Dickinson), Animal Poems (An Introduction, Choosing Their Names by Thomas Hood, White Butterflies by Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Lobster Quadrille by Lewis Carroll, To a Fish by Leigh Hunt, The Kitten and the Falling Leaves by William Wordsworth, To Mrs Reynold’s Cat by John Keats).