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O Hollow Hollow Hollow

W. S. Gilbert

LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of O Hollow Hollow Hollow by W.S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 8, 2012. Here is a poem by the "fleshly" poet, Bunthorne, from the opera Patience, by Gilbert and Sullivan. Who better to introduce it than the poet himself: BUNTHORNE. It is a wild, weird, fleshy thing; yet very tender, veryyearning, very precious. It is called, "Oh, Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!" PATIENCE Is it a hunting song? BUNTHORNE. A hunting song? No, it is not a hunting song. It is thewail of the poet's heart on discovering that everything iscommonplace. To understand it, cling passionately to one anotherand think of faint lilies. Bunthorne was considered to have been modelled on Oscar Wilde, but more recent reseach has suggested that this claim is not correct. ( Summary by Algy Pug )

LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of O Hollow Hollow Hollow by W.S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 8, 2012. Here is a poem by the "fleshly" poet, Bunthorne, from the opera Patience, by Gilbert and Sullivan. Who better to introduce it than the poet himself: BUNTHORNE. It is a wild, weird, fleshy thing; yet very tender, veryyearning, very precious. It is called, "Oh, Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!" PATIENCE Is it a hunting song? BUNTHORNE. A hunting song? No, it is not a hunting song. It is thewail of the poet's heart on discovering that everything iscommonplace. To understand it, cling passionately to one anotherand think of faint lilies. Bunthorne was considered to have been modelled on Oscar Wilde, but more recent reseach has suggested that this claim is not correct. ( Summary by Algy Pug )
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of O Hollow Hollow Hollow by W.S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 8, 2012. Here is a poem by the "fleshly" poet, Bunthorne, from the opera Patience, by Gilbert and Sullivan. Who better to introduce it than the poet himself: BUNTHORNE. It is a wild, weird, fleshy thing; yet very tender, veryyearning, very precious. It is called, "Oh, Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!" PATIENCE Is it a hunting song? BUNTHORNE. A hunting song? No, it is not a hunting song. It is thewail of the poet's heart on discovering that everything iscommonplace. To understand it, cling passionately to one anotherand think of faint lilies. Bunthorne was considered to have been modelled on Oscar Wilde, but more recent reseach has suggested that this claim is not correct. ( Summary by Algy Pug )

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:15