The Wind Among the Reeds

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(4.1 stars; 4 reviews)

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. He studied poetry in his youth and from an early age was fascinated by both Irish legends and the occult. One of his works, 'The wind among the reeds', published in 1899, by critics' opinion is the main achievement of his early works. Imagery of Yeats' poetry at this time is filled with characters of Celtic mythology and folklore. (ShiNeko, Wikipedia) (1 hr 31 min)


The Hosting of the Sidhe 1:18 Read by Justin Brett
The Everlasting Voices 0:57 Read by Savannah
The Moods 0:40 Read by Savannah
Aedh tells of the Rose in his Heart 1:33 Read by Martin Geeson
The Host of the Air 3:10 Read by Simon Smoke
Breasal the Fisherman 0:45 Read by sdaeley17
A Cradle Song 1:51 Read by Herman Roskams
Into the Twilight 1:14 Read by Kasper
The Song of Wandering Aengus 2:46 Read by Ezwa
The Song of the old Mother 1:45 Read by Ezwa
The Fiddler of Dooney 1:08 Read by Halle Kill
The Heart of the Woman 0:59 Read by Ezwa
Aedh Laments the Loss of Love 0:58 Read by Martin Geeson
Mongan laments the Change that has come upon him and his Beloved 1:11 Read by Eric Domke
Michael Robartes bids his Beloved be at Peace 1:27 Read by Simon Smoke
Hanrahan reproves the Curlew 0:58 Read by Alan Mapstone
Michael Robartes remembers forgotten Beauty 1:54 Read by Malone
A Poet to his Beloved 0:44 Read by Kasper
Aedh gives his Beloved certain Rhymes 1:00 Read by sdaeley17
To my Heart, bidding it have no Fear 0:51 Read by Ezwa
The Cap and Bells 1:52 Read by Diana Majlinger
The Valley of the Black Pig 0:56 Read by Maureen
Michael Robartes asks Forgiveness because of his many moods 1:29 Read by Jeremy Robertson
Aedh tells of a Valley full of Lovers 0:57 Read by sdaeley17
Aedh tells of the perfect Beauty 1:10 Read by Martin Geeson
Aedh hears the Cry of the Sedge 0:47 Read by sdaeley17
Aedh thinks of those who have spoken Evil of his Beloved 1:02 Read by Martin Geeson
The Blessed 2:00 Read by Maureen
The Secret Rose 3:09 Read by Herman Roskams
Hanrahan laments because of his Wanderings 0:49 Read by sdaeley17
The Travail of Passion 1:30 Read by konstantin
The Poet pleads with his Friend for old Friends 0:52 Read by Anastasiia Solokha
Hanrahan speaks to the Lovers of his Songs in coming Days 0:58 Read by sdaeley17
Aedh pleads with the Elemental Powers 1:12 Read by sdaeley17
Aedh wishes his Beloved were dead 0:58 Read by Savannah
Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven 1:04 Read by Martin Geeson
Mongan thinks of his past Greatness 1:02 Read by Savannah
Notes 1 7:06 Read by sdaeley17
Notes 2 5:06 Read by sdaeley17
Notes 3 7:36 Read by KHand
Notes 4 4:41 Read by ProseandProdigyManly
Notes 5 4:14 Read by KHand
Notes 6 7:30 Read by Larry Greene
Notes 7 6:16 Read by KHand


generally good readings

(3 stars)

The quality of readings for this collection of Yeats's poetry ranges from acceptable to downright lovely. A good chunk of the readings are bland and forgettable. It's nice to hear some English and even Irish accents in the mix. One woman actually sings a couple of the "songs" in this collection, which was a startlingly pleasant surprise. It's a generally well-read selection of poetry.