Are you one of those fans who could listen to Richard Armitage read the phone book? Well, he’s done something much better. He has a little gift for us at Valentine’s. He’s recited 15 classic love poems, and they’re free.
If you’re one of those who is not sure about Richard’s voice work, a little taste:
So what are you waiting for? Oh, you don’t have an Audible account? No big deal unless you’re like a friend of mine who will not give up her name and email unless it’s life and death. Yeah, she’s paranoid. Frankly, I don’t blame her. But I understand she relented for this. :D
For those who downloaded and you’re like me and want to know exactly where certain poems are located, here you go:
00:00 1st Chapter – How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barret Browning
01:22 2nd Chapter – Sonnet 116 by Shakespeare
02:23 3rd Chapter – Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
04:20 4th Chapter – To Be One With Each Other by George Eliot
04:47 5th Chapter – Maud by Alfred Lord Tennyson
08:15 6th Chapter – To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
10:34 7th Chapter – Bright Star by John Keats
11:41 8th Chapter – Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
12:33 9th Chapter – 1st Corinthians 13:4-8 by the Apostle Paul
13:30 10th Chapter – Meeting at Night by Robert Browning
14:19 11th Chapter – The Dream by Edna St. Vincent Millay
15:24 12th Chapter – The Passionate Shepherd to His Love by Christopher Marlowe
16:48 13th Chapter – I Carry Your Heart by e e cummings
18:08 14th Chapter – She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron
19:21 15th Chapter – Give All to Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
note: times are at “normal” speed and are approximate.
Thank you for the Valentine’s gift. Your voice is my favorite aspect of your talent. I have adored it from my first introduction to your work, but I never thought to hear you recite something like this:
I’m enjoying all of the poems, but that one is especially appreciated, and I’m certain there are others who feel the same.
Thank you again,
A sometimes crazy fan
P.S. Love the video explaining how you see poetry. And love.