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Read by Ghizela Rowe & Gideon Wagner (Unabridged: 43mins)
Featuring poems by Amy Levy, WB Yeats, Walt Whitman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charlotte Smith & others.
Amidst all our dreams and ambitions from cradle to grave is the wanderlust of travel. To see the world, to experience different cultures and new lands.
In the modern day a few hours on a plane will take us to an entirely different environment whereas a hundred years ago or more any form of transport would have been far slower paced but getting there was also part of the adventure, the gradual transition from what is known to what is about to be known.
This collection of poems takes us across a wide variety of travels and environments both real and in the mind. They summon up descriptions and feelings that are sometimes totally unexpected. Of course when the authors include Wordsworth, Stevenson, Keats and others perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised but allow ourselves to be indulged by their ability.