Poetry, VOLUME 5

Allen Ginsberg Sings William Blake [Poetry]

Allen Ginsberg Sings William BlakeOne of the oddest, and yet most extraordinarily fascinating poetry recordings that I have heard in recent years…

A reading by Allen Ginsberg performing William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

Songs of Innocence includes: “The Shepherd,” “The Echoing Green,” “The Lamb,” “The Little Black Boy,” “The Blossom,” “The Chimney Sweeper,” “The Little Boy Lost,” “The Little Boy Found,” “Laughing Song,” and “Holy Thursday.”

Songs of Experience includes: “Nurse’s Song,” “The Sick Rose,” “Ah Sunflower,” “The Garden of Love,” “London,” “The Human Abstract,” “To Tirzah” and “The Grey Monk.”

Recording via Naropa Poetics Collection at Archive.org

Image via Wikimedia Commons.



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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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