Fifty Shades of Nature (Audiobook)
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Read by Richard Mitchley, Nigel Planer & Ghizela Rowe (Unabridged: 1hr 26mins)

Featuring poems by Tagore, Lord Byron, Walt Whitman, Thomas Hardy, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Paul Laurence Dunbar & others.

Our senses revel in the incomparable majesty of the work of Mother Nature.  The structure of the landscape, the multi-coloured mantle of trees and fauna, the myriad animals that wander and inhabit this glorious Earth. Nature conducts symphonies of sound as her world goes from day into the inky embrace of night.

Our ears and eyes are constantly bathed in the wonder of her ways; the soft drizzle of rain from soft grey clouds, a wave caressing the shore and the ravenous colours of a departing sunset.

Her invisible heartbeat is everywhere and for everyone.  Indeed, whenever we look and listen to the vastness of Nature’s beauty she can placate our anger and soothe our pain, despite our knowledge of her destructive forces that create myriad tragedies.  Still her vistas can energise us, feed our hearts and souls and prompt us to muse on the mysteries of life and death.

Our sense of wonder is sometimes hard to describe, our feelings can overwhelm us or even leave us mute in astonishment.  However, help is at hand.  Our classic poets including the likes of Wordsworth, Whitman, Clare, and Dickinson use words in wondrous way to open our eyes and ears to the bounty and the plenty of Nature in fifty timeless classic. 

In this compilation -

1 - Fifty Shades of Nature - An Introduction
2 - from Song Of Myself by Walt Whitman
3 - Nature's Hymn to the Deity by John Clare
4 - On a Lane in Spring by John Clare
5 - Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth
6 - An April Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
7 - An April Afternoon by Alexander Anderson
8 - A Rainy Day in April by Francis Ledwidge
9 - In May by William Henry Davies
10 - The Darkling Thrush By Thomas Hardy
11 - The Thrush's Nest by John Clare
12 - To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley
13 - Ode to a Nightingale by John Keats
14 - Sonnet LVII - Summit of Skiddaw, July 7th 1838 by Henry Alford
15 - Nature, The Gentlest Mother by Emily Dickinson
16 - A July Afternoon by the Pond by Walt Whitman
17 - An August Evening, 1865 by Carolyn Clive
18 - The Summer Rain by Henry David Thoreau
19 - August Moonrise by Sara Teasdale
20 - In Autumn Moonlight by Robert Seymour Bridges
21 - Daylight and Moonlight by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
22 - At the Sunrise, 1848 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
23 - After Sunset by William Allingham
24 - Across the Red Sky by Katherine Mansfield
25 - In the Fields by Charlotte Mew
26 - Evening by Paul Laurence Dunbar
27 - I Have Heard the Sunset Song of the Birches by Stephen Crane
28 - Trees by Joyce Kilmer
29 - Binsey Poplars by Gerard Manley Hopkins
30 - Daffodils by William Wordsworth
31 - Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins
32 - Nature's Lady by George Eliot
33 - Seashore by Tagore
34 - The Dark Blue Sea by Byron
35 - By the Sea by Christina Georgina Rossetti
36 - The Little Waves of Breffney by Eva Gore-Booth
37 - The Awakening River by Katherine Mansfield
38 - The Lake Isle of Innisfree by W B Yeats
39 - The Cloud on the Mountain by Alama Iqbal
40 - Sonnet 33 - Full  Many a Glorious Morning Have I Seen by William Shakespeare
41 - Tell Me Not Here, It Needs Not Saying by A E Housman
42 - The Autumn by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
43 - Ode Written on the First of December by Robert Southey
44 - Winters Naked Wood by Daniel Sheehan
45 - Frost At Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
46 - The Snow Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson
47 - from The Happy Farmer by Iolo Morganwg
48 - The Calf by Thomas Hardy
49 - To A Mouse by Robert Burns
50 - Snake by D H Lawrence
51 - The Tyger by William Blake