Creative and inspiring poems about all forms of art.
Read by Jim Norton, Laurel Lefkow & Elliot Fitzpatrick (Unabridged: 20hrs 12mins)
Featuring poems by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Ezra Pound, Richard Le Gallienne, Robert Herrick, Emily Dickinson, Qiu Jin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats & more.
Art comes in many shapes and sizes and many different forms. And one person’s art is often someone else’s object of derision.
But what we can all agree on is that Art exists, that it’s something perhaps unique to humankind but very definitely evokes a deep reaction whether of ‘wow!’ or ‘what?’
In this volume we take Art as our subject and have it reviewed and explored by other Artists, by Classic Poets.
True Art ignites an individual response or a collective awareness. Our DNA seems to cultivate that. When we engage with Art the results are at times as surprising as they are interesting.
In the words of Keats, Shakespeare, Wharton, Chatterton and very many others Art is seen and understood both as that individual reaction and a collective experience. Art is where it’s at.
In this compilation -
01 - The Poetry of Art - An Introduction
02 - The Man With the Blue Guitar by Wallace Stevens
03 - Botticlelli’s Madonna in the Louvre by Edith Wharton
04 - Before a Painting by James Weldon Johnson
05 - Sonnet 20 - A Woman's Face with Nature's Own Hand Painted by William Shakespeare
06 - Sonnet 24 - Mine Eye Hath Played the Painter and Hath Steeled by William Shakespeare
07 - Sonnet 83 - I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need by William Shakespeare
08 - Art and Heart by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
09 - Colors by Stephen Vincent Benet
10 - I Have Colours in My Head by Daniel Sheehan
11 - I Would Not Paint a Picture by Emily Dickinson
12 - To the Painter, To Draw Him a Picture by Robert Herrick
13 - On Mr Alcock of Bristol, an Excellent Miniature Painter by Thomas Chatterton
14 - On the Portrait of Two Beautiful Young People by Gerard Manley Hopkins
15 - Portrait d'une Femme by Ezra Pound
16 - To a Beautiful Female Portrait by Henry Alford
17 - The Portrait by Ford Madox Ford
18 - Her Portrait Immortal by Richard Le Gallienne
19 - My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
20 - Portrait of My Father As a Young Man by Rainer Maria Rilke
21 - On a Portrait of Dante by Giotto by James Russell Lowell
22 - Written Under a Portrait of Keats by John Boyle O'Reily
23 - On Seeing the Elgin Marbles For the First Time by John Keats
24 - Jade by Edith Wharton
25 - Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
26 - An Inscription for Zheng Shujin's Painting by Qiu Jin
27 - The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
28 - Rome - Building a New Street in the Ancient Quarter, April 1887 by Thomas Hardy
29 - How Many Paltry Foolish Painted Things by Michael Drayton
30 - To the Painter of an Ill Drawn Picture of Cleone by Anne Kingsmill-Finch
31 - An Art Critic by Ambrose Bierce
32 - A Portrait by Richard Brinsley Sheridan