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Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection

Gelesen von Bob Gonzalez

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A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. The poems in this rhapsody comprise a number of poems that I have performed in public and known for much of my life as well as several recent additions to my repertory. They are arranged in chronological order from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Some of the poets represented here are Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Frost. (Summary by Bob Gonzalez) (1 hr 44 min)

Chapters

What is Our Life?

1:05

Read by Bob Gonzalez

There is a Lady Sweet and Kind

1:27

Read by Bob Gonzalez

My Love is Like to Ice, Sonnet 30

3:26

Read by Bob Gonzalez

My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is

3:01

Read by Bob Gonzalez

Sonnet 02

5:21

Read by Bob Gonzalez

Psalm 23

5:18

Read by Bob Gonzalez

Song

5:11

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The Glories of our Blood and State

1:28

Read by Bob Gonzalez

Sonnet 19

1:12

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The Constant Lover

1:02

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To His Coy Mistress

2:41

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On a Fly Drinking Out of His Cup

0:52

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Solitude

1:25

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A Poison Tree

2:30

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It is a Beauteous Evening

2:14

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Kubla Khan

3:18

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The River of Life

1:29

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Abou Ben Adhem

3:50

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The First Kiss of Love

2:18

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Love's Philosophy

2:12

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To Autumn

8:52

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Snowflakes

3:46

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The Conqueror Worm

2:30

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Ulysses

4:44

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The Two Old Bachelors

3:14

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A Noiseless Patient Spider

6:16

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In A Library

4:16

Read by Bob Gonzalez

Jabberwocky

4:21

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The Windhover

2:41

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The New Colossus

1:21

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When I was one-and-twenty

2:47

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The Road Not Taken

2:23

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The Great Lover

5:39

Read by Bob Gonzalez

Bewertungen

Marvellous aural treat

(5 Sterne)

Having had the day spoilt by reading a hostile review on this site, I abandoned my planned recording session and settled down with this superb collection of lyric verse read by 21st-century rhapsode, Bob Gonzalez. Thanks to Bob for two hours of utter delight. My favourites were the Whitman selections, particularly "I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing". Hope there's a Volume 2 on the way.

(5 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this collection and it was read very nicely.