Anthology: Poems by Edgar Lee Masters, Tennyson, Mary Robinson, Henry Wotton, and Walter Raleigh – Human Voices Wake Us
An episode from 12/18/21: Tonight, I read five poems going back four hundred years. Edgar Lee Masters channels the unsung poet and victim of horrendous violence, Tennyson takes a crack at Odysseus, Mary Robinson describes the morning, Henry Wotton gets religious, and Walter Raleigh wonders aloud about truth and lies. As a bonus, I read a poem of mine about Raleigh as well, “The Historian.”
- “Minerva Jones,” by Edgar Lee Masters (from his Spoonriver Anthology)
- “Ulysses,” by Alfred Tennyson
- “A London Summer Morning,” by Mary Robinson
- “A Hymn to My God in a Night of my Late Sickness,” by Henry Wotton
- “The Lie,” by Walter Raleigh
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