Fifty Shades of August (Audiobook)
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Read by Richard Mitchley, Nigel Planer & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 1hr 19mins)

Featuring poems by Henry Alford, Laurence Binyon, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Hafiz  & others.

The eighth month of the Gregorian calendar brings summer to a close, at least on our calendars. Nature will continue with her wise and infinite ways regardless of our need to keep a count of where we expect her to be.

Summer with its heat, its holidays has a lung-bursting capacity to energise our thoughts, our ambitions and our contentment.<p><p>Our classic poets, including Phyllis Wheatley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Jane Bronte, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Sara Teasdale and a wealth of others, mirror these thoughts and desires in ways that express what the human condition really is; a landscape of feelings and emotions, of friendship and family, of love and an ever-changing world that we call our own. 

In this compilation - 

1 - Fifty Shades of August - An Introduction
2 - Stanzas For the First of August by James Monroe Whitfield
3 - Hymn For the First of August by John Pierpoint
4 - An Hymn to the Morning by Phyllis Wheatley
5 - Sonnet XLII To GWC August 1st 1846 by Christopher Pearse Cranch
6 - An August Evening, 1865 by Carolyn Clive
7 - As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins
8 - The 4th of August by Laurence Binyon
9 - August Afternoon by Laurence Binyon
10 - To Mrs Jane Forster, on Her Birthday, August 4th 1724 by Henry Baker
11 - Composed Near Calais, August 7th 1802 by William Wordsworth
12 - Grant at Rest August 8th 1885 by James Whitcomb Riley
13 - I H B Died August 11th 1898 by William Winter
14 - August 1865 by Carolyn Clive
15 - August 19th 1830 by Henry Alford
16 - August 1914 by Isaac Rosenberg
17 - August the 22nd 1830 by Henry Alford
18 - Calais August 1802 by William Wordsworth
19 - Memorials of a Tour in Scotland August 1803 by William Wordsworth
20 - Lines Written in August by Thomas Babbington Macaulay
21 - The Winds Tidings in August 1870 by Augusta Davies Webster
22 - Love and Death by Ernest Radford
23 - August by Algernon Charles Swinburne
24 - At Sundown by Daniel Sheehan
25 - August by James Whitcomb Riley
26 - After Sunset by William Allingham
27 - In the Fields by Charlotte Mew
28 - Evening by Paul Laurence Dunbar
29 - A Summer Evening Churchyard by Percy Bsysshe Shelley
30 - August Moonrise by Sara Teasdale
31 - An August Night by Radclyffe Hall
32 - Moonlight Summer Moonlight by Emily Jane Bronte
33 - From Piccadilly In August by John Freeman
34 - An August Midnight by Thomas Hardy
35 - The Summer Rain by Henry David Thoreau
36 - Snake by D H Lawrence
37 - Sonnet LIII, August by Christopher Pearse Cranch
38 - The Awakening River by Katherine Mansfield
39 - Seashore by Tagore
40 - The Mocking Bird by Timothy Thomas Fortune
41 - Indian Summer by Henry Van Dyke
42 - Indian Summer by Sara Teasdale
43 - An Indian Summer Day on the Prairie by Vachel Lindsay
44 - Summer Song by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
45 - A Draught of Sunshine by John Keats
46 - The Rose Has Flushed Red by Hafiz
47 - The Rose Has Left the Garden by Richard Le Gallienne
48 - Tis the Last Rose of Summer by Thomas Moore
49 - Summer is Ended by Christina Rossetti
50 - Fair Summer Droops From Summer's Last Will and Testament by Thomas Nashe
51 - L' Envoi (An Extract) by Rudyard Kipling