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ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY


Historical Fiction

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Composed Upon Westminster Bridge - Wordsworth (1807)

thumbnail image linking to video reading of Wordsworth's poem 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge'

Poetry Readings - 10 of the best classic English poems

An index to my favourite lines of verse on video (and why I like them)

The Good-Morrow - John Donne (1633)

The Good-Morrow poem - thumbnail image linking to videoSonnet 29, thumbnail image linking to video reading of Shakespeare's poem

Sonnet 29 -William Shakespeare (1609)

The Lady of Shalott - Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1842)

thumbnail image linking to video reading of Tennyson's poem 'TheLady of Shalott'

To The Moon - Percy Bysshe Shelley (1824)

a thumbnail image linking to video reading of Shelley's poem 'To the Moon'

The Tyger -

William Blake (1794)

thumbnail image linking to video reading of William Blake's poem 'The Tyger'

A great poem can say just as much in a few simple lines of rhyming verse as several volumes of wordy philosophy. My all-time favourites are presented here in video format. Each recital has its own dedicated page, including a brief biography of the poet, a background summary and glimpses into themes and interpretation.

thumbnail image linking to video reading of Blake's poem 'The Fly'

The Fly

William Blake (1794)

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To a Lady seen for a few Moments at Vauxhall - John Keats (1818)

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Remember - Christina Rossetti (1862)

The Good-Morrow poem - thumbnail image linking to video

Ode to a Nightingale - John Keats (1819)

a thumbnail image linking to video reading of Shelley's poem 'To the Moon'

Latest additions: - Love’s Philosophy by Shelley

IF by Rudyard Kipling

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