Enlightened Fiction and Poetry

In a way, of course, it’s easy to come up with a list of great fiction. There is so much to choose from. And so much of it has been around for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Many of the works on this list have been tested and proven worthy of survival and study by great minds of all ages.

However, we aren’t looking for a list of merely great fiction – we are looking for works that can light up a person’s soul and lead them to mystical glory. Or we, at least, are looking for work that can inspire us to lead a more enlightened life.

And here lies the big problem. Enlightened people – for the most part – go against the flow of society. They challenge authority and the status quo. Enlightened people are dangerous. So books that can lead people to an enlightened state must also be dangerous. Would governments, religious organizations, and powerful people in general allow writings to exist that inspire the common people to think for themselves and seek happiness outside the mainstream?

There is clearly evidence that books of all kinds have been suppressed and destroyed throughout the ages for just this reason. Some obvious examples are the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library discovered in the past century. These works were deliberately hidden away to protect them from destruction by the leaders of society. It is only by chance that they were ever found. How many works have not been found? How many books have been lost forever – their authors killed, their readers persecuted? Book burning and the persecution of writers continue to this day throughout the world. Mass literacy and access to information offer some protection from the abuses of governments and religions – but many illuminated works are still lost every day.

With this in mind is it even possible to have a list of enlightened literature? There are legends, of course, of secret books and whole libraries available only to the initiated few – works that can truly illuminate people’s minds. Some of the books on this list speak of these occult libraries. Others described true illumination coming, not from books, but from the SOURCE of all LIGHT – the Divine.

What we need to rely on is the stupidity and over confidence of the world’s current power brokers. We must believe that they don’t know what to look for and that they believe “lesser” people are incapable of identifying TRUTH. Enlightened ideas are disguised as humor, satire, children’s stories and fantasy. The student of illumination must pick out the great ideas. As the Bible says, “For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line,
here a little, there a little.”

Truly, some of the writers on this list were not aware of their own illumination potential. There might be just one sentence in one book, maybe a paragraph, maybe just a feeling or sensation that seems to arise independently of the words used. We must be like archaeologists searching for a lost civilization in a desert – picking out a bit of pottery here, a scrap of parchment there until we uncover the whole city.

It is quite possible that just reading one or two selections from this list will flood your mind with light. However, it is better to consider enlightenment as a cumulative process. Studying the items on this list and the other lists on the site will be like blowing air on a glowing ember within you until it sparks and bursts into a roaring flame.

All the titles are linked to descriptive pages (so I don’t have to describe them) and over time I will add more personal comments. This list is by no means complete. More items will be added in time. There are online versions of many of the older books and some of the links lead to these. Mostly the links are to summaries and analysis of the works and the authors. Other summaries are also available if you do a search. NOTE: All the poems are linked to online readable sources as well as descriptions and bios of the poets.

 

FICTION

 

Aeschylus – Complete Plays

Aesop – Fables

The linked page also offers a more detailed biography of Aesop.

Alcott, Louisa May – Little Women

Andersen, Hans Christian – Fairy Tales

The linked page also offers a more detailed biography of Andersen

Anonymous – The Epic of Gilgamesh

Aristophanes – Complete Plays

Auel, Jean M. – Clan of the Cave bear

Subsequent books in the series seem to go off track for me. But the original novel is quite good.

Austen, Jane – Complete Works

One of our favorite writers and people.

Bach, Richard – Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

The link is to a complete pdf copy of the book. Well worth reading.

Bach, Richard – Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The link is to a complete PDF copy of the book. Takes a while to load because of the photographs that form part of the novel. “This is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules; a story that has inspired people for decades.”

This book is worth owning.

Barrie, E.M. – Peter Pan

A complete Ebook version from The Gutenberg Project. It’s a beloved classic for good reason. Wonderful!

Bellow, Saul – Henderson the Rain King

The link is to a great study guide to a fascinating book.

Boccaccio, Giovanni – The Decameron

The link is to one of the many summaries of this classic book. This particular link offers a complete free study package as well. Also available is a complete pdf version of the book.

Boulle, Pierre – Monkey Planet

This is the original of “Planet of the Apes.” Very different from the films. An excerpt from the book is available here.

Bradbury, Ray – Dandelion Wine

Everything by Ray Bradbury is worth reading. These are just some of our favorite stories.

The link is to a wiki article with a detailed, chapter by chapter summary, including spoilers. So, just go out and read the book.

Bradbury, Ray – Fahrenheit 451

Another book you know you should just go out and read. The link is to a detailed wiki page summary.

Bradbury, Ray – I Sing the Body Electric

Originally a Twilight Zone episode written by Bradbury about a child, Agatha, who is unwilling to accept an Electrical (robot) Grandmother as a surrogate for her dead mother, until the Grandmother demonstrates her own immortality., it was made into a great short story, filmed a couple of times and used as the title of a number of songs. The story’s title is based on a poem by Walt Whitman.

Bradbury, Ray – Something Wicked this way Comes

Bradbury, Ray – The Autumn People

Bradbury, Ray – The Illustrated Man

Bradbury, Ray – The Martian Chronicles

Bradbury, Ray (editor) – The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories

Bradbury, Ray (editor) – Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow

Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre

An online version is available here from the Gutenberg Project

Bronte, Emily – Wuthering Heights

One of the greatest novels, ever – the link is to a site that gives you everything you want to know about the book including an online pdf version.

Brown, Margaret Wise – Goodnight Moon

Yeah, it’s a children’s book – Just go read it (and look at the pictures).

Burgess, Anthony – A Clockwork Orange

Definitely NOT a children’s book.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson – A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Told for the First Time/

Another children’s book – so called – Burnett is saying a lot more in his books than the movie versions would have you believe.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Lost Prince

Wiki page is short. The whole book is available online here.

Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden

Burroughs, Edgar Rice – Tarzan the Ape Man

Burroughs, William S. – Naked Lunch

Camus, Albert – The Fall

Camus, Albert – The Plague

Camus, Albert – The Stranger

Cao Xueqin – Dream of the Red Chamber

Carroll, Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Carroll, Lewis – Through the Looking- Glass, and What Alice Found There

Cervantes, Miguel de – Don Quixote

Chambers, Robert W. – The King in Yellow

Chaucer, Geoffrey – The Canterbury Tales

Clarke, Arthur C. – 2001 a Space Odyssey

Clarke, Arthur C. – Childhood’s End

Clarke, Arthur C. – Rendezvous With Rama

Coelho, Paolo – The Alchemist

Collodi, Carlo – The Adventures of Pinocchio

Conrad, Joseph – An Outcast of the Islands

The wikipedia link is very short. This is only Conrad’s second novel but it already shows elements of his genius.  A full text of the novel is available here.

Conrad, Joseph – Heart of Darkness

Much more information is available for Heart of Darkness – Conrad’s most famous book.

Conrad, Joseph – Lord Jim

Conrad, Joseph – Nostromo

Conrad, Joseph – The Secret Agent

Conrad, Joseph – The Secret Sharer

Crowley, Aleister – Moonchild

Aleister Crowley, “the Wickedest Man in the World,” is known mainly for his contributions to ceremonial magic and religion. But he was also an accomplished poet, novelist and dramatist.

Crowley, Aleister – The Simon Iff Stories and Other Works

The character of Simon Iff featured in Moonchild is a magician, psychologist and psychic detective. Fun and insightful stories of an unusual man’s adventures.

Dahl, Roald – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Another so-called children’s book that is so much more.

Dante – La Vita Nuova

Brilliant and beautiful book – much more accessible than the better known Divine Comedy.

Dante – The Divine Comedy

Absolute classic of Medieval spiritual literature. Demonstrates in a powerful way the journey of enlightenment.

Dazai, Osamu – No Longer Human

Defoe, Daniel – Robinson Crusoe

You know the story – but do you know the book? Worth a read or even two.

Dickens, Charles – A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens is legendary. These are just some of the most accessible books.

Dickens, Charles – David Copperfield

Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations

Dickens, Charles – Little Dorrit

Dickens, Charles – Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles – The Old Curiosity Shop

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – Complete Works

Even at his worst, in bad translations, he is still better than everyone else. His books are rough going, packed with themes and insights that dazzle the mind. He is worth every minute you spend with him.

Dumas, Alexander – The Count of Monte Cristo

Eco, Umberto – Foucalt’s Pendulum

Eco, Umberto – The Name of the Rose

Eliot, George – Complete Works

There are only 7 novels and they are all excellent.

Ende, Michael – The Neverending Story

Another children’s book that is more than it seems.

Euripides – Complete Plays

Fortune, Dion – Moon Magic

Known mostly as a teacher of occult arts, her novels offer the reader a rare and authentic glimpse of the world beyond the material. One of our favorites.

Fortune, Dion – The Sea Priestess

Fowles, John – The Magus

Gaarder, Jostein – Sophie’s World

Garcia Marquez, Gabriel –  Complete works

Especially: Innocent Erendira and Other Stories, Leaf Storm and Other Stories, No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories, and the classic One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gay, John – The Beggar’s Opera and Companion Pieces

Gibran, Khalil – The Prophet

Beautiful, inspirational book – now available as a pdf file here.

Gide, Andre – The Counterfeiters

Gide, Andre – The Immoralist

Goethe, Johann – Faust Part I and II

Goethe, Johann – The Sorrows of Young Werther

Golding, William – Darkness Visible

Golding, William – Lord of the Flies

Golding, William – The Scorpion God

Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows

Another children’s book that’s not. Complete e-copy available here.

Graves, Robert – Claudius the God

Graves, Robert – I, Claudius

Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm – Collected Tales

There are many online versions of the books – because the stories are so great.

Haggard, H. Rider – She

Another favorite.

Heinlein, Robert – Stranger in a Strange Land

Another favorite. A fairy tale for adults in the space age. Brilliant.

Heller, Joseph – Catch-22

This is where the highly usable expression came from.

Hemingway, Ernest – The Old Man and the Sea

You might as well just read ALL of Hemingway – but this novel really pushes the enlightenment themes we are looking for.

Hesse, Hermann – Demian

Please just go ahead and read, and re-read, everything you can by Hesse. The books listed here are particular favorites.

Hesse, Hermann – Journey to the East

A classically oriented forerunner of “the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” and all the Da Vinci Code type stuff about secret societies.

Hesse, Hermann – Narcissus and Goldmund

Hesse, Hermann – Siddhartha

Hesse is a library of enlightenment all to himself.

Hesse, Hermann – Steppenwolf

Hesse, Hermann – The Complete Fairy Tales

Just the story titles should make you want to read this.

Hesse, Hermann – The Glass Bead Game

Also called Magister Ludi — master of the game (school) —  Hesse IS a master.

Homer – The Iliad

The link is to one of the many, many summaries of this book. It is, of course, also available online in many translations. Why so much info? Simple. This is the greatest book ever written. Almost 3000 years old and still nothing has been written that is better than this epic. It is a book that must be read.

Homer – The Odyssey

A good, fun, adventure story. Not as good as the Iliad, but people are always making references to the story. The recent movie, O Brother Where Art Thou? was loosely based on the Odyssey.

Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World

Irving, John – The World According to Garp

Jackson, Shirley – The Lottery and Other Stories

Love Shirley Jackson.

Jackson, Shirley – We Have always Lived in the Castle

One of the best novels, and characters, ever. A great favorite.

Janowitz, Tama – Slaves of New York

Better than the critics say. Certainly WAAAAY better than the movie.

Johnson, Ben – The Alchemist

Classic play by someone with some real knowledge of alchemy and the world.

Johnson, Ben – Volpone, or The Fox

Still funny and relevant.

Joyce, James – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

You either already know about Joyce or you should go out immediately and find out about him. This wikipedia page is weak but it will give you a start. You have to read this book and Ulysses – it’s compulsory.

Joyce, James – Ulysses

Juster, Norton – The Phantom Tollbooth

Kafka, Franz – Complete Works

Definitely a favorite.

Kipling, Rudyard – Captains Courageous

You know his name – now read his books. A bio and many online works available here.

Kipling, Rudyard – Just So Stories

Kipling, Rudyard – Kim

Kipling, Rudyard – The Jungle Book

Kipling, Rudyard – The Man who would be King

Kipling, Rudyard – The Phantom Rickshaw and other Eerie Tales

Kipling, Rudyard – The Second Jungle Book

L’Engle, Madelaine – A Wrinkle in Time

according to the American Library Association’s Banned Books websiteWrinkle was one of the top 25 most-attacked books of the 1990s. Found out why.

Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng – The Plum in the Golden Vase

Leiber, Fritz – Conjure Wife

Lessing, Doris – Briefing for a Descent into Hell

She wrote a lot that should also be on this list (see the home page of this link). Read as much as you can.

Lewis, C.S.  – The Chronicles of Narnia

Again, much, much more than a children’s book.

Lewis, Matthew – The Monk

London, Jack – Call of the Wild

London, Jack – The Sea Wolf

Lovecraft, H.P.  – Collected Works

A favorite.

Luo Guanzhong – Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The classic novel not the game.

Maggin, Eliot S. – Superman: Last Son of Krypton

Maguire, Gregory – Wicked!

Mann, Thomas – Death in Venice

Mann, Thomas – Mario and the Magician

Mann, Thomas – The Magic Mountain

Marlowe, Christopher – Doctor Faustus

Marlowe, Christopher – Tamburlaine the Great

Melville, Herman – Moby Dick

Miller, Henry – The Rosy Crucifixion Trilogy

Miller, Henry – Tropic of Cancer

Miller, Henry – Tropic of Capricorn

O’Dell, Scott – Island of the Blue Dolphins

Love this book.

Orwell, George – 1984

A must read to understand the world.

Orwell, George – Animal Farm

Poe, Edgar Allen – Collected Works

A favorite author.

Potter, Beatrix – The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The book examines philosophical questions about life.

Pynchon, Thomas – Crying of Lot 49

Pynchon, Thomas – Gravity’s Rainbow

Pynchon, Thomas – V

Rabelais, Francois – The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel

Complete text with illustrations Available from the Gutenberg Project here.

Rand, Ayn – Atlas Shrugged

A favorite.

Rand, Ayn – The Fountainhead

Rowling, J.K. – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

First of the franchise and the most enlightening.

Ruiz Zafron, Carlos – The Shadow of the Wind

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de – The Little Prince

Salinger, J.D. – The Catcher in the Rye

Shakespeare – Complete Works

He is the best and simply must be read by everyone.

Shaw, George Bernard – Androcles and the Lion

Shaw inspired a lot of great writers and wrote a lot of great plays. This is just a list of the most accessible and thematically most enlightened.

Shaw, George Bernard – Arms and the Man

Shaw, George Bernard – Major Barbara

Shaw, George Bernard – Man and Superman

Shaw, George Bernard – Pygmalion

Shaw, George Bernard – Saint Joan

Shelly, Mary – Frankenstein

Subtitled “the modern Prometheus” the book brought a fire to human consciousness. Forget the movies – read the book.

Shi Nai,an – Water Margin

Sophocles – Complete Plays

Southern, Terry – The Magic Christian

Spyri, Johanna – Heidi

Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men

Stevenson, Robert Lewis – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Stevenson had a lot of great stories to tell – this is one of the most unusual.

Swift, Jonathan – A Modest Proposal

Read everything by Swift – He is classic and modern at the same time. Satire at its best.

Swift, Jonathan – A Tale of a Tub

Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels

Tolkien, J.R.R. – Lord of the Rings

Have to include Tolkien in this list – for the books NOT the movies.

Tolkien, J.R.R. – The Hobbit

More accessible than Lord of the Rings and more fun.

Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina

Tolstoy was a mystic and a genius – a difficult writer but should be read forever. These are some of his more readable books.

Tolstoy, Leo – Resurrection

Tolstoy, Leo – The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Tolstoy, Leo – War and Peace

Twain, Mark – Huckleberry Finn

Twain is mostly known as a humorist – sometimes as a children’s writer – yet with this book he became one of most controversial American writers. Huckleberry Finn is always being banned somewhere – even today.

Valmiki – Ramayana

An inspirational classic for thousands of years.

Verne, Jules – 20,000 Leagues Under theSea

Verne is a master story teller and Captain Nemo is one of the greatest characters in literature. Read all Verne’s books, starting with  these.

Verne, Jules – A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Verne, Jules – Around the World in Eighty Days

Vidal, Gore – Creation

An adventure novel that surveys the ancient world and its emerging religions.

Virgil – Aeneid

Kind of a sequel to the Iliad but not as good. It’s Rome’s national origin epic.

Voltaire – Candide

Voltaire was the enlightened intellectual of his generation and this is his satirical masterpiece.

Vonnegut, Kurt – Breakfast of Champions

Vonnegut’s earlier books are amazing. They combine science fiction, history, anthropology, social criticism and especially humor. If you read these titles you might just become hooked on his style – and that’s ok.

Vonnegut, Kurt – Cat’s Cradle

Vonnegut, Kurt – God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Vonnegut, Kurt – Mother Night

Vonnegut, Kurt – Player Piano

Vonnegut, Kurt – Slaughterhouse Five

Vonnegut, Kurt – The Sirens of Titan

Vonnegut, Kurt – Welcome to the Monkey House

Vyasa – The Mahabharata

The great Indian epic. One of its chapters is the famous Bhagavad Gita. You will probably never read the entire book – it is huge – but there are many condensed versions.

Wells, H.G. – In the Days of the Comet

Besides being one of the fathers of Sci-fi, Wells was a scientist, historian, and social commentator. His books reveal his vast learning and even after more than100 years his stories are still relevant.

Wells, H.G. – The Invisible Man

Wells, H.G. – The Island of Dr. Moreau

Wells, H.G. – The Shape of Things to Come

Wells, H.G. – The Time Machine

Wells, H.G. – The War of the Worlds

White, E.B. – Charlotte’s Web

Wilde, Oscar – The Picture of Dorian Gray

A favorite.

Williams, Margery – The Velveteen Rabbit

How to become real.

Wilson, Robert Anton – Masks of the Illuminati

Robert Anton Wilson was all about illumination. If you want a new viewpoint on the world around you, and beyond you, just read his books.All the links are to his website so please explore that site thoroughly.

Wilson, Robert Anton – Schrodinger’s Cat Trilogy

Wilson, Robert Anton – The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles

Wilson, Robert Anton – The Illuminatus! Trilogy

Wu Cheng’en – Journey to the West

Wyndham, John – Day of the Triffids

Wyndham, John – The Chrysalids

Wyndham, John – The Kraken Wakes

Wyndham, John – The Midwich Cuckoos

 

SELECT POEMS

 

Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Angelou – Phenomenal Woman

Angelou – Still I Rise

Atwood – The Moment

Baudelaire – Autumn

Baudelaire – Be Drunk

Berry – The Peace of Wild Things

Bishop – I Am in Need of Music

Bishop – The Fish

Blake – And Did Those Feet in Ancient time

Blake – Auguries of Innocence

Blake – Earth’s Answer

Blake – Love’s Secret

Blake – The Tyger

Brennan – Because She Would Ask Me

Bronte – Life

Browning – How do I Love Thee?

Browning – Life in a Love

Burns – A Red, Red Rose

Burns – A Man’s a Man for A’ That

Burns – To a Mouse

Byron – Pleasure in the Pathless Woods

Byron – She Walks in Beauty

Byron – So We’ll Go No More

Carroll – A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky

Carroll – Jabberwocky

Cavafy – Ithaka

Clare – I Am

Coleridge – Kubla Khan

Coleridge – Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Coleridge – Youth and Age

Davies – Leisure

de la Mare – The Listeners

Dickenson – For Each Ecstatic Instant

Donne – Death Be Not Proud

Donne – No Man is an Island

Eliot – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Eliot – The Waste Land

Eliot – The Hollow Men

Emerson – Fate

Emerson – Give All to Love

Emerson – Good-bye

Ferlinghetti – the World is a Beautiful Place

Frost – Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Frost – The Road Not Taken

Frye – Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep

Fu – Day’s End

Fu – Full Moon

Fu – Alone, Looking for Blossoms

Gibran – A Lover’s Call

Gibran – A Tear and a Smile

Gibran – On Pain

Gluck – Celestial Music

Harris – Just Beyond the Sunset

Hayes – The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God

Henley – Invictus

Holland – Death is Nothing at All

Hughes – As I Grew Older

Hughes – Dreams

Hunt – Abou Ben Adhem

Joseph – Warning

Kabir – Abode of the Beloved

Keats – A Thing of Beauty

Keats – Ode on a Grecian Urn

Keats – Song. I Had a Dove

Keats – when I Have Fears

Khayyam – The Rubaiyat

Kipling – If

Lewis – As the Ruin Falls

Longfellow – A Psalm of Life

Marlowe – The Passionate Shepherd to his Love

Marlowe – Who Ever Loved, that Loved not at First Sight

McCrae – In Flanders Field

McCrae – the Hope of My Heart

Millay – Love is Not All

Nasir – Dreams Lost in Water

Neruda – Don’t Go Far Off

Neruda – I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love you

Neruda – Sonnet XI

Neruda – Love Sonnet XLV

O’Shaughnessy – We Are the Musicmakers

Piercy – A Work of Artifice

Piercy – To Be of Use

Po – Amidst the Flowers a Jug of Wine

Poe – A Dream Within a Dream

Poe – Alone

Poe – Annabel Lee

Pope – Ode on Solitude

Pope – The Rape of the Lock

Pope – The Riddle of the World

Pope – Universal Prayer

Pound – In a Station of the Metro

Pushkin – A Magic Moment I Remember

Pushkin – I Loved You

Pushkin – No tears

Pushkin – Wondrous Moment

Qabbani – In the Summer

Rilke – Extinguish thou My Eyes

Robinson – Richard Cory

Rossetti – Autumn Song

Rossetti – Echo

Rossetti – Remember

Rumi – Admit it and Change Everything

Rumi – Birdsong

Rumi – Visible Reality

Sandburg – Chicago

Sandburg – Fog

Sappho – He is More Than a Hero

Sassoon – A Mystic as Soldier

Service – A Grain of Sand

Service – The Cremation of Sam McGee

Seth – All You Who Sleep Tonight

Shakespeare – A Fairy Song

Shakespeare – All the World’s a Stage

Shakespeare – Sonnet 18, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day?

Shakespeare – Sonnet 116, Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds

Shakespeare – The Passionate Pilgrim

Shakur – I Cry

Shakur – The Rose the Grew from Concrete

Shelley – Music, When Soft Voices Die

Shelley – Ozymandias

Simon – I Choose the Mountain

Simon – The Power of a Tear

Stafford – Ask Me

Stevenson – Foreign Lands

Stevenson – The Unseen Playmate

Stuart – The Seed Shop

Tagore – Clouds and Waves

Tagore – The Gardener – 40

Tagore – The Gardener – 41

Teasdale – Alone

Teasdale – There Will Come Soft Rains

Tennyson – Lady of Shalott

Tennyson – Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

Tennyson – Ulysses

Thomas – And Death Shall Have No Dominion

Thomas – Do Not Go Gentle

Thoreau – Rumors from an Aeolian Harp

Walker – Expect Nothing

Whitman – A Clear Midnight

Whitman – A Noiseless Patient Spider

Whitman – O Captain! My Captain!

Whitman – O Me! O Life!

Whitman – To a Historian

Wilbye –  Love Not Me

Wilcox – It Might Have Been

Wilcox – Solitude

Wordsworth – Ode: Intimations of Immortality

Wordsworth – She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways

Yeats – He Wishes for the Clothes of Heaven

Yeats – The Rose in the Deeps of his Heart

Yeats – The Rose of the World

Yeats – The Second Coming

Yeats – The Secret Rose

Yeats – When You are Old

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