We have been thoroughly enjoying the podcasts from Classic Poetry Read Alouds ever since Lissa linked them (way back when?). They come direct to my google reader and we listen first thing in the morning right after prayer time. It's been really enhancing our morning time and even just this small infusion of poetry each morning has sparked some fun readings of our own.
Here are a few we have delighted in this week:
To Science by Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1844)
To Science! True daughter of Old Time thou art!
Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.
Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart,
Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?
How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise,
Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering
To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies,
Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing?
Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car?
And driven the Hamadryad from the wood
To seek a shelter in some happier star?
Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood,
The Elfin from the green grass,and from me
The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?
O, my luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I,
And I will luve thee still, my Dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun!
O I will luve thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!
To hear someone else besides me read poetry aloud is a special treat for the kids and they in turn really make a point to read their own poems or poems they have memorized with more feeling or fun!
Enjoy all the poetry today at Adventures in Daily Living! Many blessings in your day, have a great weekend everyone!