Anthology: Poems for Autumn

Human Voices Wake Us

30-10-2023 • 37 mins

An episode from 10/30/23: Tonight, I read a handful of poems about autumn:

  • Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), from “The Burning of the Leaves”
  • Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), “The leaves are falling; so am I”
  • Louise Glück (1943-2023), “All Hallows”
  • John Keats (1795-1821), from “To Autumn”
  • W. B. Yeats (1865-1939), “The Wild Swans at Coole”
  • Vernon Watkins (1906-1967), from “For a Wine Festival” and from “The Tributary Seasons”
  • Frances Cornford (1886-1960), “All Souls”
  • Edward Thomas (1878-1917), “Digging”
  • Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), “A Sheep Fair”

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