These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
  • 1 -
    "The Adventure of Learning"

  • 2 -
    "Getting Up Early"

  • 3 -
    "The Singing Girl Is Easy in Her Skill"

  • 4 -
    "Sing and Be Damned To It"

  • 5 -
    "Blackbird"

  • 6 -
    "Living Ghosts"

  • 7 -
    "The Happy Grass"

  • 8 -
    "Thérèse"

  • 9 -
    "Saint Brigid's Prayer"

  • 10 -
    "Saint Augustine on God"

  • 11 -
    "Children's Hospital"

  • 12 -
    "Citizens of the Night"

  • 13 -
    "The Horse's Head"

  • 14 -
    "The Stones"

  • 15 -
    "Innocent"

  • 16 -
    "Poem from a Three Year Old"

  • 17 -
    "The Visitor"

  • 18 -
    "Love-Cry"

  • 19 -
    "The Swimmer"

  • 20 -
    "bridge"

  • 21 -
    "Dream of a Black Fox"

  • 22 -
    "The Scarf"

  • 23 -
    "Lightning"

  • 24 -
    "Shell"

  • 25 -
    "Sea"

  • 26 -
    "Bread"

  • 27 -
    "The Sandwoman"

  • 29 -
    "We Are Living"

  • 30 -
    "The Moment of Letlive"

  • 31 -
    "The Habit of Redemption"

  • 32 -
    "A Restoration"

  • 33 -
    "She Sees Her Own Distance"

  • 34 -
    "More Dust"

  • 35 -
    "The Fire is Crying"

  • 36 -
    "A Half-Finished Garden"

  • 37 -
    "Her Face"

  • 38 -
    "A Giving"

  • 39 -
    "Let It Go"

  • 40 -
    "Proof"

  • 41 -
    "The Speech of Trees "

  • 42 -
    "Wish"

  • 43 -
    "Knives"

  • 44 -
    "The Third Force"

  • 45 -

  • 46 -
    "A Glimpse of Starlings"

  • 47 -
    "Clearing a Space"

  • 48 -
    "Begin"

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