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Hark, hark! the lark (a singable, illustrated poem by Shakespeare)

Posted on: April 23, 2016

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hark hark lark color plate charles robinson
Hark, hark! the lark
Song by William Shakespeare
Music by Various Artists
Color Plate by Charles Robinson
The Songs and Sonnets of William Shakespeare (2014, 1915)

 

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hark hark lark (oxford)

Hark, hark! the lark
Song by William Shakespeare
Music by Various Artists
This illustration by Brian Wildsmith from Oxford Book of Poetry for Children

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The song, in the context of CYMBELINE, the play from which it arises:
http://shakespeare.mit.edu/cymbeline/cymbeline.2.2.html

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HARK HARK THE LARK on Poetry Foundation website:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/47419

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I love this setting.

Hark, Hark, The Lark
Shakespeare: Songs and Dances
The Broadside Band

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Liner notes for this album:
http://www.chandos.net/pdf/SDL%20409.pdf

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The color plate above reminds me of a water color painting that my daughter Eloise made when she was probably in 2nd grade.  I just love this painting.  In the upper right corner is what looks to be a bird, maybe it’s the lark in the song.

Image (15) - Copy

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Video of a lark singing:

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Related Posts

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SHAKESPEARE
William Shakespeare in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/shakespeare-in-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY SONGBOOK SERIES (SBWE SBS)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/sing-books-with-emily-songbook-series-poetry/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS
A List of Illustrated Compilations of Children’s Poetry with Singable Poems

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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BRIAN WILDSMITH
The Singable Picture Books of Brian Wildsmith
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-singable-picture-books-of-brian-wildsmith/

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