BEST LOVED POEMS


BEST LOVED POEMS

EDITED BY NEIL PHILIP    Book Number: 90426    Product format: Paperback

Over 200 beloved poems are at the fingertips of any lucky reader who wishes to consume verse from the likes of W. H. Auden, Emily Dickinson, Rupert Brooke, A. A. Milne and T. S. Eliot, to Seamus Heaney, Dylan Thomas, M. K. Joseph, Mary Coleridge and Leigh Hunt. This collection celebrates every type of poem, from childhood and youth, love and marriage, and life, to loss and comfort, war and peace, animals and nature as well as magic and mystery. All of these works are accompanied by stunning illustrations by the artist Isabelle Brent, whether that is a church upon a hill, a lone poppy or a pair of hares. Enjoy the brevity of Ogden Nash's 'Reflection on Ice-breaking': 'Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker' or feast your eyes on lengthier pieces including Edward Fitzgerald's 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam', Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Bells', Alfred, Lord Tennyson's 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' and John Keats' 'La Belle Dame sans Merci'. Lesser known poems which are equally as brilliant include 'Bad Women' by anonymous in the section on life, 'First Fig' by Edna St Vincent Millay, and 'The Yak' by Virna Sheard. The collection also includes poems it suggests be read loudly, such as Rudyard Kipling's 'If -', Alexander Pope's 'Epigram: engraved on the collar of a dog which I gave to his Royal Highness' and A. A. Milne's 'The King's Breakfast', while others demand they be spoken quietly, such as William Blake's 'To See a World in a Grain of Sand', T. E. Hulme's 'Above the Dock' and Kathleen Raine's 'Spell of Creation'. There is a poem for every mood and occasion in this beautifully compiled book. Paperback, 6.3" x 8.1", imaginative colour illustrations, 224pp.
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ISBN 9780316724388
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