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Updated: Valentine's Day poems from The Poetry Archive

There is an article by Andrew Motion, ex Poet Laureate, on wooing with love poetry for Valentine's Day. The Poetry Archive has compiled a collection of poems. You can choose the reader and the poem you think is likely to have the desired effect on your beloved, then send it to his or her mobile phone.

What it has to do with Dan? One of the poems you can send is going to be Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare, read by Daniel. The poems will be available next week. Full list is here.

Update: 7th February 2010. There is an audio sample online. Listen here
"And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare. As any she belied with false compare."
The Director from The Poetry Archive talked about Daniel and poems.
As you know, Dan is a serious poetry fan. He thought seriously about what he'd like to read and chose that sonnet from a large number of poems we gave him to look at. The recording was made in his dressing-room at the theatre in New York during the run of Equus.


  1. Obviously, now I have this poetry in my mp3 reader!! Do you know if are there any other file audio of poetry, or extracts from theatre? I find only music take from "How succeed in business", but I don't like that kind of musical. For example, I find a video with Dan that play a piece taken from the book "The Woman In Black", and I took it. Thanks!

  2. Some videos from Equus had some clips from the play, but apart from that, I don't think there are more audio files. oh wait except Daniel reading a bit from HP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElwAYSgXcNE

  3. Find it! Thanks


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