LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Forgiveness by John Greenleaf Whittier. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 2, 2013.
What some of our readers thought..."The whole poem consists of just a single sentence, but a very complex one, loaded with both independent and subordinate clauses and participial phrases... Following his admirable example of gentle tolerance, I forgive his dangling participles." (Leonard Wilson); "Kudos to the poet for writing about forgiveness and mortality in a graveyard without letting any gods elbow in!" (Jason Mills) (Summary by David Lawrence)