Famous Men Reading Famous Poetry

As the day presses on and your mind becomes hazy with the chaos of the week, it’s imperative that you take a moment to breathe. And to while you’re doing so, why not grab a cup of tea and recline while listening to the soothing sound of some fantasically talented men reciting a bit of your favorite poetry? From Benedict Cumberbatch to Tom Waits, enjoy the words of Keats, Bukowski, Pinter, and many more.

Benedict Cumberbatch reciting “Ode to a Nightingale”

Colin Firth reading from Harold Pinter’s Poems to A

Jeremy Irons reciting William Wordsworth’s “Daffodils”

Dennis Hopper reading Rudyard Kipling’s “If”


Tom Waits reciting Charles Bukowski’s “The Lauging Heart”


Tom Hiddelston reciting W.H. Auden’s “As I Walked Out One Evening”


Alan Rickman reciting Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130

Bill Murray reading Wallace Stevens

Christopher Walken reciting Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

Ben Whishaw reciting John Keats’ “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”

Bono reciting Charles Bukowski’s “Roll the Dice”

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