The Poetry of Angels (Audiobook)
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Read by Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 1hr 40mins) 

Featuring poems by Herman Melville, William Shakespeare, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Emily Dickinson, Hafiz & others.

Angels are undeniably associated with religion and more usually Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Often they are seen as supernatural beings, benevolent celestial intermediaries interposed between God, Heaven and humanity.

They are protectors, our heavenly guides, and the servants of God. They are also His Messengers. The faithful seek their blessing, their help. A visitation is a miraculous event, filled with reverence, awe and shared with the wider community as a sign that faith has reward.

Other religions also make note of angelic contributions including Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. There is also the unnerving distinction that there are ‘fallen Angels’ that seep dark, malevolent forces into the world. They tempt, they betray, they lead us where it is not safe to go.

But faith once more resolves the dilemma; good will overcome evil. And whether a believer or not, there is a comfort that the angels of our hearts are the ones of love, of care and compassion.

Obviously there are complications, a fact that our classic poets through the centuries, including Alexander Pope, Edmund Spenser, Radclyffe Hall and Hafiz, use as they write verse to explain, to reveal and to help us understand exactly why Angels are so prevalent amongst our thoughts.

In this compilation - 

1 - The Poetry of Angels - An Introduction
2 - I Felt an Angel by Anonymous
3 - The Angel by William Blake
4 - The Angel's Visit by Charlotte L Forten Grimke
5 - The Angels by Rainer Maria Rilke
6 - The Woman and the Angel by Robert William Service
7 - The Man to the Angel by George William Russell
8 - Ex Ore Infantium by Francis Thompson
9 - The Child Angel by Rabindranath Tagore
10 - A Poem for Children with Thoughts On Death by Jupiter Hammon
11 - The Guardian Angel by Robert Browning
12 - The Angel's Message by Clara Ann Thompson
13 - Angels From the Realms of Glory by James Montgomery
14 - Wondrous Sight For Men and Angels by Ann Griffiths
15 - The Ministry of Angels by Edmund Spenser
16 - The Angels of Man by Bliss Carman
17 - The Two Angels by Radclyffe Hall
18 - My Sweet Crushed Angel by Hafiz
19 - Two or Three Angels by Stephen Crane
20 - The Lost Chord by Adelaide Anne Proctor
21 - Israfel by Edgar Allan Poe
22 - The Song of the Seven Archangels by Ernest Rhys
23 - The Angel by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
24 - To.... by James Monroe Whitfield
25 - Angels Everywhere by Rosa Mulholland
26 - An Angel in the House by James Henry Leigh Hunt
27 - The Angel That Presided by William Blake
28 - A Cradle Song by W B Yeats
29 - Playmates by Emily Dickinson
30 - Once in a Saintly Passion by James Thomson
31 - To Rosemary, on the Methods by Which She Might Become an Angel by Stephen Vincent Benet
32 - It Was Wrong To Do This, Said the Angel by Stephen Crane
33 - Angels, in the Early Morning by Emily Dickinson
34 - The Angel and the Clown by Vachel Lindsay
35 - Behind the Scenes. Empire by Arthur Symons
36 - To Be An Angel by Francois Couperin
37 - The Stillness Of Angels by Daniel Sheehan
38 - One Evening by Guillaume Apollinaire
39 - A Poor Torn Heart, A Tattered Heart by Emily Dickinson
40 - Drifts That Bar My Door by Adah Isaacs Menken
41 - Sonnet CLIV – The Little Love-God by William Shakespeare
42 - By the Sides of Angels by Daniel Sheehan
43 - Rosa Mundi by Arthur Symons
44 - The Willowwood Sonnets. Sonnet I by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
45 - A Lost Angel by Ellis Parker Butler
46 - Sonnet CXLIV – Two Loves I Have by  William Shakespeare
47 - Angel or Demon by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
48 - Paradise Lost (Extract) by John Milton
49 - The Swamp Angel by Herman Melville
50 - Verse XX - An Extract from The City of Dreadful Night by James Thomson BV
51 - The Avenging Angel by William Winifred Campbell
52 - Celia, Sleeping or Singing by Thomas Stanley
53 - Angel Spirits of Sleep by Robert Seymour Bridges
54 - The Dark Angel by Lionel Johnson
55 - Why Has An Angel Died by Daniel Sheehan
56 - Angels Of Sunderland, In Memoriaum,  June 16th 1893 by John Hartley
57 - The Dying Christian To His Soul by Alexander Pope