Poetic Journeys: A Rhapsody in Classic Verse


Classic verse narrations of the travel adventures: wanderings, saunterings, pilgrimages, homecomings, quests, escapes.

Performed by Rhapsodize rhapsodes Jason Mills, Alan Weyman, Denis Daly, Jannie Meisberger, Caprisha Page, and Bob Gonzalez.

Poets: George Gordon, Lord Byron; Homer; John Keats; George Chapman; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Alexander Pope; William Cowper; Omar Khayyam; Michael Kearney; Walt Whitman; Clark Ashton Smith; Robert Graves; Matthew Arnold; Thomas Moore; James Joyce; Robert Browning; William Butler Yeats; Robert Louis Stevenson; Thomas Hardy; Edward Lear; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Lewis Carroll.

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by George Gordon, Lord Byron (Opening Lines) – performed by Bob Gonzalez 11:02

A-Wandering – performed by Jason Mills – 10:39

00:00  Introduction
00:41  Keats’s last letter to Shelley
01:12  Keats “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer”
02.01  from George Chapman’s translation of Homer’s Odyssey
05:15  Edgar Allen Poe “To Helen”
05:59  Tennyson’s “Ulysses”
10:01  Shelley’s “Adonais: An Elegy On The Death Of John Keats”

Homer Through Various Eyes – performed by  Alan Weyman – 07:02

The Brook by Alfred, Lord Tennyson – performed by Jannie Meisberger 02:16

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Michael Kearney – performed by Denis Daly 10:09

A Stroll Along the Beach – performed by Jason Mills 12:29

The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats – performed by Alan Weyman  01:35

The Vagabond by Robert Louis Stevenson –  performed by Alan Weyman aw  01:50

When I Set Out for Lyonesse by Thomas Hardy – performed by Alan Weyman  01:11

Sea Journeys – Poems by Edward Lear – performed by Alan Weyman  09:59

End of a Journey – performed by Alan Weyman  16:52

Mysterious Journeys – Poems by H. W. Longfellow and Robert Browning – performed by Alan Weyman  19:53

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge – performed by Alan Weyman  36:53

Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman – performed by Caprisha Page  21:44

The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll – performed by Alan Weyman  06:00


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