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Vintage Verse Rhapsody: A Poetry Collection

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A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. The poems in this rhapsody comprise a number of poems that I have performed in public and known for much of my life as well as several recent additions to my repertory. They are arranged in chronological order from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Some of the poets represented here are Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Frost. (Summary by Bob Gonzalez)

A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. The poems in this rhapsody comprise a number of poems that I have performed in public and known for much of my life as well as several recent additions to my repertory. They are arranged in chronological order from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Some of the poets represented here are Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Frost. (Summary by Bob Gonzalez)
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A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. The poems in this rhapsody comprise a number of poems that I have performed in public and known for much of my life as well as several recent additions to my repertory. They are arranged in chronological order from the 16th century to the early 20th century. Some of the poets represented here are Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton, Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Lewis Carroll, and Robert Frost. (Summary by Bob Gonzalez)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

1h 44m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:40