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WEEKLY POEMS (CYCLES 7, 8 & 9)
Seven or more lyrical poems in Modern English from 1460 to 2003 recorded by Walter Rufus Eagles in streaming RealMedia audio files and updated Thursdays 0600 GMT except during summer vacation.  Click HERE for our editorial policy or to record your comments.  Click on the red logo to return to home page.


Program for the Final Fortnight of Cycle Nine: August 21, 2003 through September 3, 2003.

Click HERE to read a full but informal explanation of the inclusion criteria for poets and their poems.

Click on the poet's name to go to his/her page.  Click on the name of the poem to listen.  Click on Note for further information.
School vacation  is observed from July 3 through September 3.

Program for Week Four of Cycle Nine: June 26, 2003 through July 2, 2003

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Please visit today's morning poem, a byproduct of this page. 
      Each week's poems are chosen to comprise a short program that is both entertaining and historically important.  The English Lyrical Poetry Series on CD (click above, CD Store) are collections of about eight such programs on each disk.
      The third major page of this website, Index of Poets, is an alphabetical listing of all of the poet pages represented on Eaglesweb.com (in use now by teachers and students alike as a resource), and is updated each morning by 0600 GMT. 
      The purpose of this multi-year project is to present, not an academic anthology claiming to be a 'balanced presentation' - rather, to make available a total of 2,002 lyrical audio poems in Modern English (from the period 1460-2003): twice as many as the Arabian Nights stories, and also a signal of the year in which the project began, for the enjoyment and perhaps the edification of the people of the planet Earth linked by the World Wide Web. The project will encompass about 30 full CDs by its completion on May 1, 2006, if God grant me that time.
                     - Walter Rufus Eagles 2003.II.12

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Program for Week Three of Cycle Nine: June 19, 2003 through June 25, 2003

. . . . . . This week, Eaglesweb.com presents a sextet of sonnets by Ireland's greatest bard and Nobel prize winner, William Butler Yeats. . . . . . .
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Program for Week Two of Cycle Nine: June 12, 2003 through June 18, 2003

. . . . . This week, Eaglesweb.com presents a "quartet of the seasons" by Thomas Nashe, who died at a young age, not as the last poem suggests, of the plague, but possibly of an abused liver due to "riotous living" . . . . . . . . . . .
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Program for Week One of Cycle Nine: June 5, 2003 through June 11, 2003

This week Eaglesweb presents a sestet of sonnets by two masters of the form who were brother and sister, the Rossettis.. . . . . . . . . .
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Program for Week Seven of Cycle Eight: May 29, 2003 through June 4, 2003

This week Eaglesweb presents a decade of sonnets by two masters of the form who wrote three and a half centuries apart. . . . . . . . . . .
Click on the poet's name to go to his page.  Click on the name of the poem to listen.  Click on Note for further information.   R=Rerun

 

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Program for Week Six of Cycle Eight: May 22, 2003 through May 28, 2003

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Program for Week Five of Cycle Eight: May 15, 2003 through May 21, 2003

Click on the poet's name, the seriously neglected (i.e., out-of-print and absent from the Web) American poet R. P. Blackmur [1905-1965] to go to his page.  Click on the name of the poem to listen. R= Rerun.  Click on Note for further information.

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Program for Week Four of Cycle Eight: May 8, 2003 through May 14, 2003

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Program for Week Three of Cycle Eight: May 1, 2003 through May 7, 2003

One Year Anniversary of the Audio Poetry Program

A Second Week of Poems from The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

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Program for Week Two of Cycle Eight: April 24, 2003 through April 30, 2003
A Week of Poems from The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

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Program for Week One of Cycle Eight: April 17, 2003 through April 23, 2003

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Program for Week Seven of Cycle Seven: April 10, 2003 through April 16, 2003

Replay of our fourth program:  Week Six of Cycle One: June 7, 2002, to June 14, 2002.  Your reader will be on recording hiatus for six weeks until April 17, wearing another hat as scrivener of tax returns.  Until then, six of the best weekly programs of the past year can be heard here.  This is the last of those replays.  Next week, newly recorded poems will be heard here.

Originally Published to the World Wide Web June 5, 2002 at 1930 GMT

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Program for Week Six of Cycle Seven: April 3, 2003 through April 9, 2003
Replay of our fourth program:  Week Four of Cycle One: May 22, 2002 to May 28, 2002.  Your reader will be on recording hiatus for six weeks until April 17, wearing another hat as scrivener of tax returns.  Until then, six of the best weekly programs of the past year can be heard here.  

First published to the World Wide Web May 28, 2002 at 0151 GMT

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Program for Week Five of Cycle Seven: March 27, 2003 through April 2, 2003

Replay of our fourth program:  Week Four of Cycle One: May 22, 2002 to May 28, 2002.  Your reader will be on recording hiatus for six weeks until April 17, wearing another hat as scrivener of tax returns.  Until then, six of the best weekly programs of the past year can be heard here.  

Originally Published to the World Wide Web May 28, 2002 at 0151 GMT

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Program for Week Four of Cycle Seven: March 20, 2003 through March 26, 2003

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Replay of our second program:  Week Two of Cycle One: May 8, 2002 to May 15, 2002.  Your reader will be on recording hiatus for six weeks until April 17, wearing another hat as scrivener of tax returns.  Until then, six of the best weekly programs of the past year can be heard here.  This is the third of the six, the second having been a special pre-war program of British War Poets.

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Program for Week Three of Cycle Seven: March 13, 2003 through March 19, 2003

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This space was temporarily given over for this week to Weekly Poems in Time of War.  Click HERE.

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Program for Week Two of Cycle Seven: March 6, 2003 through March 12, 2003

Replay of our pilot program:  Week One of Cycle One: May 1, 2002 to May 7, 2002.  Your reader will be on recording hiatus for six weeks until April 17, wearing another hat as scrivener of tax returns.  Until then, six of the best weekly programs of the past year can be heard here.  This is the first of the six.

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Program for Week One of Cycle Seven: February 27, 2003 through March 5, 2003

A week in celebration of a neglected major American poet:

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To continue weekly details, click here to go to the archive page of Cycles Four, Five and Six  ended February 26, 2003.

For previous weekly details, click here to go to the archive page of Cycles One, Two and Three ended October 2, 2002.

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