professorfangirl:

Ben Whishaw reading two poems by Pablo Neruda, “Ode to the Sea” and “Love Sonnet LXXVII.”

Death is only the stone of oblivion.
I love you. Into your mouth I kiss happiness.
Let’s gather firewood. Let’s light a fire on the mountain.

(My edit from the Poetica podcast “Tides.”)

professorfangirl:

Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.

(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)

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whishawnews:

ABC Radio National || Poetica: Tides

Tide: ‘It’s the pulse of the world’
Leading actors Justine Clarke and Ben Whishaw read poems inspired by the great force of the tide, something which still holds mystery for many. They are joined by performer Thuso Lekwape, Tony Nusco (senior hydrographic surveyor with Sydney Ports Corporation), public artist Jenny Turpin, who works with elemental forces to create kinetic artworks, and a number of other enthusiastic tide watchers.

You can now listen to or download the podcast HERE.
TRACKLIST (Bolded are the poems read by Ben Whishaw)
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whishawnews:

ABC Radio National || Poetica: Tides

Tide: ‘It’s the pulse of the world’

Leading actors Justine Clarke and Ben Whishaw read poems inspired by the great force of the tide, something which still holds mystery for many. They are joined by performer Thuso Lekwape, Tony Nusco (senior hydrographic surveyor with Sydney Ports Corporation), public artist Jenny Turpin, who works with elemental forces to create kinetic artworks, and a number of other enthusiastic tide watchers.

You can now listen to or download the podcast HERE.

TRACKLIST (Bolded are the poems read by Ben Whishaw)

Read More

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justonehiddles:

"May I feel said he" by e. e. cummings read by Tom Hiddleston

May i feel said he

i’ll squeal said she

just once said he

it’s fun said she

may i touch said he

how much said she

a lot said he

why not said she

let’s go said he

not too far said she

what’s too far said he

where you are said she

may i stay said he

which way said she

like this said he

if you kiss said she

may i move said he

it is love said she

if you’re willing said he

but you’re killing said she

but it’s life said he

but your wife said she

now said he

ow said she

tiptop said he

don’t stop said she

oh nn said he

go slow said she

cccome?said he

ummm said she

you’re divine! said he

you are mine said she

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Tom Hiddleston reads When You Are Old by W. B. Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

(Source: cesaray, via thestratospheric)

lokidokeyartichoki:

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll ~ Read By Benedict Cumberbatch

(via benedict-cumberbatch-voice)

professorfangirl:

fand0mfan:

Perhaps if I fold myself up very small

As a tiny leaf upon the ground

You will find me there and put me in your coat pocket

And carry me around

And take me out

And hold me to the light

And admire me every now and then.

—Juliet Darling, “Hold Me To The Light” (aka a lovely poem about what many of us would surely like to do with a certain melodically-voiced fey woodland creature)

(source)

Aaaand there’s me dead.

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fullmoonpartisan:

Ben Whishaw reading from Juliet Darling’s “Elements in a State of Wonder” at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (April 2012)

http://julietdarling.com/Writing (some more videos)

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sexy-actor-audio:

Rain 

Read by Andrew Scott

Rain by Don Paterson, read by Andrew Scott

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hannibbl:

Poems read by Tom Hiddleston. [listen]

may i feel said he - e.e cummings | He wishes for the cloths of heaven - w.b yeats | as i walked out one evening - auden | from the princess - alfred lord tennyson | sonnet 18 - william shakespeare | love and friendship - emily bronte | bright star - john keats | she walks in beauty - lord byron | dover beach - matthew arnold | there is a lady sweet and kind - anonymous | if music be the food of love - william shakespeare | when you are old - w.b. yeats | us two - a.a. milne | sigh no more - william shakespeare | down by the sally gardens - w.b. yeats | desiderata - max ehrmann | we’ll go no more a roving - lord byron | to his coy mistress - andrew marvell | sonnet 130 - william shakespeare |

hannibbl:

Poems read by Tom Hiddleston. [listen]

may i feel said he - e.e cummings | He wishes for the cloths of heaven - w.b yeats | as i walked out one evening - auden | from the princess - alfred lord tennyson | sonnet 18 - william shakespeare | love and friendship - emily bronte | bright star - john keats | she walks in beauty - lord byron | dover beach - matthew arnold | there is a lady sweet and kind - anonymous | if music be the food of love - william shakespeare | when you are old - w.b. yeats | us two - a.a. milne | sigh no more - william shakespeare | down by the sally gardens - w.b. yeats | desiderata - max ehrmann | we’ll go no more a roving - lord byron | to his coy mistress - andrew marvell | sonnet 130 - william shakespeare |

(Source: hannibbl, via thecurseofthewoosters)