Heroes, Horses, and Harvest Moons:A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Volume I

Heroes, Horses, and Harvest Moons:A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Volume I

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  • 2017 Practical Homeschooling Reader First Place Literature Category Award
  • 2018 Mary Pride First Place Award in the Literature Category

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Poems can sweep us away to fantasy lands or long-ago times, or show us everyday people and creatures in a whole new light. In this new recording, master storyteller Jim Weiss introduces children to the magic of poetry, performing 40 classic poems, and providing brief introductions to the poets, including Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, E. E. Cummings, and many more.


Poems About Nature
Wild Rides
Poems About America
Sensible Nonsense
Poems that Take Flight
Bedtime and Dreamtime

Full Track List:

  1. Preface
  2. Nursery Rhymes and Poems from Mother Goose:
    Little Jack Horner
    Wee Willie Winkie
    There Was a Crooked Man
    Three Men in a Tub
    Old King Cole
    Hey Diddle Diddle
    Little Miss Muffet
    Peter Piper
    One Misty, Moisty Morning
  3. Poems About Nature:
    About Robert Frost
    The Pasture (Frost)
  4. About Robert Louis Stevenson
    Windy Nights (Stevenson)
  5. Who Has Seen the Wind? (Rossetti)
  6. About Christina Rossetti
    Clouds (Rossetti)
  7. About Edna St. Vincent Millay
    Afternoon on a Hill (Millay)
  8. About William Butler Yeats
    The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Yeats)
  9. About Carl Sandburg
    Theme in Yellow (Sandburg)
  10. Fog (Sandburg)
  11. About Emily Dickinson
    To Make a Prairie (Dickinson)
  12. I Send Two Sunsets (Dickinson)
  13. About e.e. cummings
    In Just (Cummings)
  14. Little Tree (Cummings)
  15. Wild Ride #1:
    About Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Paul Revere’s Ride (Longfellow)
  16. All-American Poems:
    About Walt Whitman
    I Hear America Singing (Whitman)
  17. About Ernest Thayer
    Casey at the Bat (Thayer)
  18. Unusual Companions:
    The Bean-Stalk (Millay)
  19. About John Kendrick Bangs
    The Little Elf (Bangs)
  20. The Song of the Wandering Aengus (Yeats)
  21. Poems that Take Flight:
    The Eagle (Tennyson)
  22. About Rachel Field
    Something Told the Wild Geese (Field)
  23. The Swing (Stevenson)
  24. Inspiration:
    About Edgar A. Guest
    It Couldn’t be Done (Guest)
  25. Wild Ride #2:
    About Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    The Charge of the Light Brigade (Tennyson)
  26. Sensible Nonsense:
    About A.A. Milne
    Jonathan Jo (Milne)
  27. The King’s Breakfast (Milne)
  28. About Vachel Lindsay
    The Moon’s the North Wind’s Cooky (Lindsay)
  29. About Edward Lear
    The Pobble Who Has No Toes (Lear)
  30. Bedtime and Dreamtime:
    Bed in Summer (Stevenson)
  31. About Thomas Hood
    In The Summer When I Go to Bed (Hood)
  32. About Eugene Field
    Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (Field)
  33. About Leigh Hunt
    Abou Ben Adhem (Hunt)
  34. Conclusion

ISBN: 978-1-945841-08-8
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