Poems to Make You Cry (Audiobook)
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Read by Laurel Lefkow, Ghizela Rowe & Richard Mitchley (Unabridged: 1hr 52mins)

Featuring poems by Emily Dickinson, Christina Georgina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Edgar Allan Poe & others.

Tears.  Sometimes our greatest comfort. Often our darkest fear that we are about to be overwhelmed by sudden and uncontrollable feelings.

From misting of the eyes, through soft drizzles on cheek to cascades that would put Niagara falls to shame the event of tears comes in all shapes and sizes.  There is something primordial in their arrival. We may be the only animal to actually cry and scientists in their wish to explain everything cite the simultaneous release of endorphins to help relieve the emotional stress, the physical pain, as vital to restore the sense of calm and well-being. But not everything can be explained and pigeon-holed with certainty.

Our quoted authority is not the people in white coats but those with a quill, a heart and a soul that can take these feelings of love and loss and with the ink of words put to verse feelings and emotions that can be re-lived and shared by all.  As they venture through depression, war, slavery to heartache and the loss of loved ones our eyes may mist and tears gently fall at what collectively we have done, have experienced, have witnessed and lost.

From Owen and Dickenson to Wheatly and Hopkins our surrender to tears may not be far away.

In this compilation - 

1 - Poems to Make You Cry - An Introduction
2 - Because I Liked You by A E Housman
3 - Sonnet 147 by William Shakespeare
4 - A Broken Appointment by Thomas Hardy
5 - So We'll Go No More a Roving by Lord Byron
6 - When You Are Old by W B Yeats
7 - Sonnet 90 - Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt; If Ever, Now by William Shakespeare
8 - I Shall Not Care by Sara Teasdale
9 - Goodbye by Alun Lewis
10 - The Wind's Lament by John Morris-Jones
11 - Sad-Eyed and Soft and Grey by William Morris
12 - The Sad Shepherd's Passion of Love by George Peele
13 - How Sweet I Roam'd From Field to Field by William Blake
14 - When I Have Fears by John Keats
15 - The Buried Life by Matthew Arnold
16 - We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
17 - I Am by John Clare
18 - Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
19 - Ode XIV - To Solitude by Joseph Warton
20 - Solitude by Harold Munro
21 - Disappointment by Mary E Tucker
22 - A Thought For a Lonely Death Bed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
23 - Alone by Edgar Allan Poe
24 - Piano by D H Lawrence
25 - Infelix by Adah Isaacs Menken
26 - Sonnet 66. Tired With All These, For Restful Death by William Shakespeare
27 - Life's Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
28 - No Worse There is None. Pitched Past, Pitch of Grief by Gerard Manley Hopkins
29 - Ardelia To Melancholy by Anne Kingsmill-Finch
30 - Melancholia by Robert Seymour Bridges
31 - The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde
32 - The Song of the Shirt by Thomas Hood
33 - Enslaved Poem by Claude McKay
34 - The Hunters of Men by John Greenleaf Whittier
35 - The Lynching by Claude McKay
36 - Poems on the Slave Trade. Sonnet VI by Robert Southey
37 - The Slave's Complaint by George Moses Horton
38 - The Slave Mother by Frances E W Harper
39 - The Slave's Singing at Midnight by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
40 - For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon
41 - Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
42 - On Somme by Ivor Gurney
43 - In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
44 - I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger
45 - Fallen by Alice Corbin
46 - In Memoriam (Easter 1915) by Edward Thomas
47 - Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wildred Owen
48 - My Boy Jack by Rudyard Kipling
49 - Tears Ere Thy Death by Khansa
50 - Bereavement In Their Death To Feel by Emily Dickinson
51 - If Grief For Grief Can Touch These by Emily Bronte
52 - Goodbye by Richard Aldington
53 - Goodbye In Fear Goodbye In Sorrow by Christina Rossetti
54 - A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mew
55 - To One in Grief by Katharine Tynan
56 - I Measure Every Grief by Emily Dickinson
57 - Tears Idle Tears from The Princess by Alfred Lord Tennyson
58 - Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
59 - Sir Patrick Spens by Anonymous
60 - John Barleycorn, A Ballad by Robert Burns
61 - A Lament by Katharine Tynan
62 - Remember by Christina Rossetti
63 - Epitaph Upon a Child That Died by Robert Herrick
64 - To a Lady and Her Children on the Death of Her Son and Their Brother by Phyllis Wheatley
65 - On the Death of a Child by Edward Silvera
66 - On My First Son by Ben Jonson
67 - The Death of the First Born by Paul Laurence Dunbar
68 - In Memorium. Alphonse Campbell Fordham by Mary Weston Fordham