The Poetry Archive is a treasure-trove of English-language poets reading their own work. Some are historic recordings, some have been made sp ecially for the Archive. The Historic recordings section includes readings by Robert Browning, Roald Dahl, T S Eliot, Siegfried Sassoon, Dylan Thomas and William Butler Yeats, among others. There are also recordings of contemporary poets such as Seamus He a ney, Ruth Padel and Kathleen Jamie. If you'd like to listen to some of the poets who have visited Argentina in recent years, you will find recordings by Simon Armitage, John Burnside, Ian McMillan , Jean Sparckland and Owen Sheers.
The Children's Poetry ArchiveIf you would like to bring poetry to life in your school, you might like to use the recordings and interviews in class or check the Teachers' section in the Poetry Archive. These pages are specially designed to help teachers and students to get the most o ut of the Poetry Archive. There are lesson plans and activities for all ages and for the inclusive classroom. Their plans include a forum for teachers to discuss their experiences, as well as a space where you will be able to create your own teaching materials and share them with colleagues. This section also has an excellent list of links to other websites on poetry.
This part of the Archive is full of poems chosen specially for children. Meet old favourites and make new discoveries. Jean Sprackland, who visited Argentina in September, is currently the guide on this part of the website, sharing her favourite poems with children.The Poetry Quarters
The British Council, in collaboration with Bloodaxe Books , have produced a series of contemporary poetry recordings featuring poets reading and talking about their work. You can listen to free audio extracts of the recordings online. Some of the poems also have flash movies to accompany them .Mary Godward
British Council, Argentina
Its name is Formless.
You listen to it, but it is not to be heard;
Its name is Soundless.
You grasp it, but it is not to be held;
Its name is Bodiless.
These three elude all scrutiny,
And hence they blend and become one.
Its upper side is not bright;
Its under side is not dimmed.
Continuous, unceasing, and unnameable,
It reverts to nothingness.
It is called formless form, thingless image;
It is called the elusive, the evasive.
Confronting it, you do not see its face;
Following it, you do not see its back.
Yet by holding fast to this Way of old,
You can harness the events of the present,
You can know the beginnings of the past--
Here is the essence of the Way.
Tung-kuo Tzu asked Chuang Tzu,"What is called Tao-where is it?"
"It is everywhere," replied Chuang Tzu.
Tung-kuo Tzu said, "It will not do unless you are more specific."
"It is in the ant," said Chuang Tzu.
"Why go so low down?"
"It is in the weeds."
"Why even lower?"
"It is in a potsherd."
"Why still lower?"
"It is in the excrement and urine," said Chuang Tzu.
"Sir," said Chuang Tzu, "your question does not touch the essential.
Nothing escapes from Tao. Such is perfect Tao, and so is great speech.
Poesía Italiana (in Italian)
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