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Richard Burton reads the haunting poem 'The hound of Heaven' by Francis Thompson

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Uploaded on Feb 11, 2010

The lines of the poem as wel as some background information on the poet can be found here:

http://www.umilta.net/hound.html

I copied this superb interpretation from a 1978 LP record of which you can see part of the sleeve at the very beginning of the video. The record contains many more superbly read poems of Donne, Marlowe, Ralegh, Shakespeare, Betjeman a.o. The interpretation is just as personal as the selection.

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