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A Gibbet Against the Sky

129 Poems by Robert E. Howard

Audio recordings

For more about and by Robert E. Howard go to the Dunyazad Library’s
Robert E. Howard page.

This selection of Howard’s poems, most of which were not published during the author’s lifetime, reflects the editor’s personal choices; it does not try to give a balanced picture of Howard’s poetic oeuvre, nor of the poet’s person. Not only the selection, which is arguably biased towards the dark, but also the order in which the poems are here presented, and their division in five sections, are based upon nothing but the editor’s fancy.

Last updated: 05/26/2017 – 85 poems so far.

The audio recordings are work in progress. In due time, I hope that all poems in the collection will be read. If you want to contribute, please contact me at
librarian@dunyazad-library.net

For private use only. Do not redistribute any of the audio files without the respective voice artist’s written consent. If you link directly to any of the audio files, also provide a link to this page. Note that the files’ URLs may change.

My thanks to the voice artists!

In alphabetical order:

Azure – Games, Writing, Coffee

Tom Beaty

Kevin Cunningham

Michael Freund

Meri Paite

Allison Rose – Allison Rose, voice actor

Venessa

and your humble librarian himself (yhl)

If you want to thank them, too, please contact them directly if possible, or tell me and I’ll forward your message.

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# Title read by m:ss
0-01 Musings yhl 0:51
1-02 A Stirring of Green Leaves Allison Rose 0:50
1-03 The Adventurer Tom Beaty 2:49
1-06 Ivory in the Night Kevin 0:30
1-07 Desire Kevin 0:51
1-08 Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight yhl 0:35
1-09 Love Kevin 0:43
1-10 The Sea Girl Michael 1:08
1-14 The Weakling Michael 0:48
1-15 Men are toys on a godling’s string yhl 0:20
1-16 Nectar Tom Beaty 1:08
1-17 Moonlight on a Skull Tom Beaty 0:52
1-18 Recompense Allison Rose 2:06
1-19 Slumber Allison Rose 0:59
1-20 An Open Window Tom Beaty 0:20
1-21 Shadow of Dreams Tom Beaty 2:33
1-22 The ages stride on golden feet Allison Rose 0:34
1-24 L’Envoi Allison Rose 0:24
1-25 The Call of Pan Venessa 0:45
1-26 Earth-born Allison Rose 1:11
1-27 The Day Breaks Over Simla yhl 1:17
1-28 A Moment Venessa 0:48
1-29 A Riding Song yhl 0:56
1-30 Deeps Kevin 0:21
1-31 The Sea-Woman Kevin 0:36
1-32 Black Seas yhl 0:41
1-33 Surrender (The Road to Rest) yhl 2:35
1-34 A Man Michael 0:42
1-35 The Gods I Worshipped yhl 0:27
1-36 Monarchs yhl 0:19
2-02 Flaming Marble Kevin 0:54
2-05 Nun Venessa 0:17
2-06 Prude Venessa 0:18
2-07 The Choir Girl Venessa 0:33
2-09 Sailor Kevin 0:33
2-10 Never Beyond the Beast yhl 0:53
2-12 Rebellion Tom Beaty 0:51
2-15 The Open Window Venessa 1:09
2-17 Moon Mockery Tom Beaty 0:51
2-18 The Last Words He Heard yhl 1:04
2-19 The Kiowa’s Tale yhl 1:43
2-20 A Buccaneer Speaks Tom Beaty 1:23
2-21 A Dying Pirate Speaks of Treasure Tom Beaty 2:27
2-22 The Skull in the Clouds (Reuben’s Brethren) Tom Beaty 0:58
2-23 The Skull in the Clouds (Reuben’s Birthright) Tom Beaty 4:02
2-26 Miser’s Gold yhl 1:04
3-04 Man Am I yhl 1:46
3-06 Match a toad with a far-winged hawk Tom Beaty 3:20
3-07 Swords glimmered up the pass Azure 3:13
3-08 Tarantella Azure 2:16
3-11 The Drum yhl 1:01
3-12 Life yhl 1:18
3-16 Hope Empty of Meaning yhl 0:33
3-17 To a Friend yhl 1:04
3-19 Secrets Kevin 3:48
3-21 Against the blood red moon a tower stands yhl 0:46
3-24 Shadows from Yesterday Tom Beaty 2:29
3-25 The Sands of Time yhl 0:58
3-26 On with the Play yhl 1:08
3-27 Rebel souls from the falling dark yhl 0:33
4-04 For what is a maid to the shout of kings Azure 0:45
4-05 Harvest yhl 0:23
4-06 Dreams of Nineveh Allison Rose 1:06
4-07 Babel Allison Rose 1:20
4-08 The Path of the Strange Wanderers Allison Rose 1:28
4-09 Crete Allison Rose 0:43
4-11 The Isle of Hy-Brasil Tom Beaty 3:18
4-12 The Gods of the Jungle Drums Azure 1:12
4-13 Nocturne Kevin 0:32
4-15 The Grim Land Azure 1:56
4-19 The Cells of the Coliseum yhl 1:19
4-20 The Gold and the Grey Tom Beaty 5:12
4-21 The Gladiator and the Lady Kevin 1:16
4-22 Skulls and Dust Azure 1:05
5-01 Visions yhl 0:27
5-02 The spiders of weariness come on me Mari Paite 0:28
5-05 Romany Road Azure 0:43
5-06 Age (To the Old Men) yhl 0:59
5-07 The Voices Waken Memory Azure 1:25
5-10 An Outworn Story yhl 1:28
5-11 Tides yhl 1:03
5-12 Surrender yhl 1:11
5-13 The Chant Demoniac yhl 1:00
5-14 The Dance with Death Azure 3:23
5-16 After the trumps are sounded Kevin 0:24

Durations include 2 seconds of trailing silence.

Some audio editing done by your Librarian.

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