Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn Poems

Boo seems to love poetry. He remembers my Mother reading poetry to him after his strokes. She read poems that she'd read to her elementary school students when she taught and some poems by Robert Frost. I often read poetry to Boo at lunch as an incentive to eat. He enjoys the rhythm and language of poetry...and will quote portions of poems that he likes at the oddest times. Here are some of his favorite autumn poems. Listen and enjoy.

The Raggedy Man, James Whitcomb Riley  found here.

Little Orphant Annie, James Whitcomb Riley found here.
This is recited by a 91 year old lady, Anna Fry.

When the Frost is on the Punkin', James Whitcomb Riley found here.

The Village Blacksmith, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow found here.

Woodman, Spare That Tree, George Pope Morris found here.

God's Grandeur, Gerald Manley Hopkins found here.

The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost found here.
This is read by Robert Frost himself.  This is one of my favorites.  I remember my father reading it to us in the fall.
The Raven, Edgar Allen Poe found here.
This is read by Vincent Price.  I always found Vincent Price scary.  Boo just laughs at me.

Autumn, John Clare found here.
Richard Burton read this.
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night..., Dylan Thomas found here.



  1. Absolutely wonderful. I linked to this post today from "The Breadbox Letters," sharing the Robert Frost poem... what a treat to hear HIM reading it! Thank you for sharing these treasures.