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[Laura Barber] Penguin's Poems for Life [gnosticism Book] eBook

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Ol Ann Duffy via Shakespeare Keats and Lemn Sissay this book offers something for each of those moments in life whether falling in love finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes when only a poem will d. Selection of what I lovedRudyard Kipling IfLewis Carroll Rules and RegulationsLemn Sissay Going PlacesWH Davies LeisureBen Okri I Held You in the SuareKim Addonizio For DesireLemn Sissay Love PoemEdwin Muir The ConfirmationW Shakespeare Sonnet 116Philip Larkin This Be the VerseThom Gunn The HugGeorge GordonLord Byron So We ll Go No More a RovingJames Henry Another and Another and AnotherDylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle into that Good NightAlexander Pope The Dying Christian to His SoulJohn Donner Death Be Not ProudChristina G Rossetti RememberAlden Nowlan This is What I Wanted To Sign Off WithRaymond Carver Late FragmentWH Auden Funeral BluesDouglas Dunn The KaleidoscopeEdna St Vincen

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Penguin's Poems for Life

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the seven ages of a human life this new anthology brings together the best loved poems in English to inspire comfort and delight readers for a lifetime Beginning with b. A nice sprinkle of poems for each of Shakespeare s seven ages of a life that s the inspiration for this book Everything you d expect to be here is here William Wordsworth s Ode Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood Kipling s If Matthew Arnold s Dover Beach Keats To Autumn Eliot s Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Auden s Funeral Blues But there are light poems too like Jenny Joseph s Warning When I am an old woman I shall wear purple and Ogden Nash Candy is dandy and A A Milne When I was One I had just begunIt s a good collection but I think I d have liked it better if it hadn t felt uite so heavy handed especially with old age All in all though a very goo

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Abies the book is divided into sections on childhood growing up making a living and making love family life getting older and approaching death ending with poems of mourning and commemorationRanging from Chaucer to Car. Today I woke up and was in the mood for some poetry reading as the snow was gently falling down outside my window and my head ached terribly My main problem was that I just couldn t choose between Yeats mythical fairy like poems or Tennyson s classic and undying writings so I chose to settle upon this which seemed and was an agreeable compromise as it contained both Penguin s Poems for Life has a rather ambitious aim to document and illustrate all aspect of life in various poems It starts brilliantly with simplistic and optimistic poems such as The End by A A Milne and ends with poems of nostalgic longing and melancholia such as Grayheaded Schoolchildren by Charles Simic giving a


10 thoughts on “Penguin's Poems for Life

  1. says:

    PopSugar's 2015 Reading Challenge a book based entirely on its coverPoem for an Uninspired Poetry CollectionI have

  2. says:

    Poems to take you from birth through life and then a little beyond Here is the perfect book of verse to inspire comfort and

  3. says:

    A nice sprinkle of poems for each of Shakespeare's seven ages of a life that's the inspiration for this book Everything you'd expect to be here is here William Wordsworth's Ode Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood Kipling's If Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach Keats' To Autumn Eliot's Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock Auden's Funeral Blues But there are light poems too like Jenny Joseph's Warning Wh

  4. says:

    Today I woke up and was in the mood for some poetry reading as the snow was gently falling down outside my window and my head ached terribly My main problem was that I just couldn't choose between Yeats' mythical fairy like poems or Tennyson's classic and undying writings so I chose to settle upon this which see

  5. says:

    A good collection of poems where the main theme is going through the different stages of life Very insightful and meaning

  6. says:

    The book opens with a beautiful heart felt preface from Laura Barber the curator of this book of poetry She tells the reader that the structure of the book was inspired by a passage from 'As You Like It' in which the character Jacues describes a human life as having seven distinct stages This collection of poems is guaranteed to the reader to have something for every stage of your life but I don't think it lived up to its guarantee Death

  7. says:

    Very good introduction to general poetry and will be useful to dip in and out of for future reference

  8. says:

    Selection of what I lovedRudyard Kipling IfLewis Carroll Rules and RegulationsLemn Sissay Going PlacesWH Davies LeisureBen Okri I Held You in

  9. says:

    A lovely anthology of poems from Chaucer with helpful definitions on the side right up to Carol Ann Duffy and everyone in between A good range of Elizabethan Romantic Era and contemporary poets I like how the poems are grouped into the seven st

  10. says:

    A decent book of poems but not as good as Garrison Keillor's collection Good Poems for Hard Times

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