The Retired Cat
volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Retired Cat by William Cowper.
This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for December 27, 2105.
Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Beth Thomas; Brian Darby; clarinetcarrot; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; George Allen; John Burlinson; Maria Kasper; Ruth Golding and Tony Addison.
William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry.
His religious sentiment and association with John Newton (who wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace”) led to much of the poetry for which he is best remembered. His poem “Light Shining out of Darkness” gave English the phrase: “God moves in a mysterious way/His wonders to perform.” (Wikipedia)
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