Word & Song by Anthony Esolen
Poetry Aloud
"The Pilgrimage"

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"The Pilgrimage"
George Herbert, 1639

Today’s Poetry Aloud is a bit shorter than our usual, but I want to read to you a poem about a special kind of travel and travail. I hope that you all enjoy George Herbert’s poem, “The Pilgrimage.”

What do we hope for in this life? What are our expectations? Wealth, fame, prestige, pleasure, power? The Preacher says that to seek those things is full …

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Word & Song by Anthony Esolen

Poetry Aloud

Poetry Aloud will help you learn how to read poetry with your ears. Unlike children with bad table manners, poetry is meant to be heard and not just seen. Join Anthony Esolen every other week (or so) as he introduces and discusses a longish poem and then reads it aloud.

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