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February brings us a Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem from The Poetry Archive recorded especially for the Writing Places project.
Robert Herrick was born in Cheapside, London in August 1591, one of seven children, whose father died when he was still a baby and his mother remained a single parent thereafter. He spent six years as an apprentice goldsmith to his uncle but left 4 years before his 10-year tenure was finished. Herrick then studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and by 1629 he could be found as the newly installed vicar of Dean Prior church in Devon. Herrick was expelled from his parish in 1647, one of 142 Devonshire clergymen whose Royalist standpoint put them at odds with the Puritan uprising. He was restored to his post during the Restoration and died in his parish in 1674 aged 83. Read more…
The third poem recorded by The Poetry Archive for Writing Places is ‘Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid’ by John Keats read by Sir Andrew Motion.
‘Where Be Ye Going, You Devon Maid’ by John Keats read by Sir Andrew Motion
Our second poem recorded by The Poetry Archive for Writing Places is ‘The Mower to the Glo-worms’ by Andrew Marvell.
‘The Mower to the Glo-worms’ by Andrew Marvell read by Sir Andrew Motion
The Poetry Archive have recorded a selection of classic poems exclusively for the Writing Places project and we will be releasing them to the website on a regular basis over the duration of the project. Our first recording is read by Sir Andrew Motion and is In Memoriam CXV by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
In Memoriam CXV by Tennyson read by Sir Andrew Motion