[PDF] Penguin's Poems for Life AUTHOR Laura Barber
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gift to a poetry over or to dip into whenever the need to read poetry Poems to take you from birth through The Best Man (Alpha Men, life and then aittle beyond Here is the perfect book of verse to inspire comfort and delight you for a Poetry Man lifetime Whether you ae celebrating the birth of a baby falling inove earning a iving finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes this rich and wide ranging treasury is ideal for those moments big or small that can only be marked with a poemI was given this as part of a graduation present where they had wanted to get me books and thought to try something they were certain I had nothing ike They were right And I thought it was a really sweet present because it was really different to what I usually readBut also it s been a god awful week by any stretch of the imagination and I thought you know it might be nice to read something a ittle different and see if it helps As was the case at school poetry is not for me I don t know what it is but I just can t really enjoy it Some made me augh some made me smile some also made me zone out unfortunatelyA really good book for people who Dead Taboo like poetry and it s okay for those who don t I can t see my opinion on it changing but I still think this was a really nice and thoughtful gift A good collection of poems where the main theme is going through the different stages ofife Very insightful and meaningful Essentially a joy to read Birth death You name it all the experiences are there Selection of what I Mischief 24/7 (Sunshine Girls, 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 Wel 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 Vincent Millay Time Does Not Bring Relief PopSugar s 2015 Reading Challenge a book based entirely on its coverPoem for an Uninspired Poetry CollectionI have a very pretty bookits cover s uite divineClothbound hard backed ribboned thingNo crinkles on its spineIt claims its poems are for The Subtle Beauty lifea most ambitious goalI m sad to sa. Abies the book is divided into sections on childhood growing up making aiving and making Having Tanner Bravos Baby (Bravo Family, love familyife getting older and approaching death ending with poems of mourning and commemorationRanging from Chaucer to Car. A nice sprinkle of poems for each of Shakespeare s seven ages of a When Da Silva Breaks the Rules (Blood Brothers, 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 areight poems too ike 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 iked " but I think I d have iked better if it hadn t felt uite so heavy handed especially with old age All in all though a very good with old age All in all though a very good 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 ife as having seven distinct stages This collection of poems is guaranteed to the reader to have something for every stage of your Caught on Camera with the CEO life but I don t think itived up to its guarantee Death every stage of your Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, life but I don t think itived up to its guarantee Death and Arabian Nights loss were a prevalent theme Even during what I thought would be the pleasant sections That coupled with the dense poetry made for daunting and melancholy reading Poetry isn t exactly my kick but I am getting better at reading it I think I m certainly reading broadly as this book features some well known poets Sylvia Plath William Blake Thomas Hardy as well asesser known poets and poets from all walks of Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place life But I still only enjoyed twelve of the poems in this collectionSome of the poems I enjoyed Escape at Bedtime by Robert Louis StevensonDutch Lullaby by Eugene Field Childhood and His Visitors by Winthrop Mackworth Praed Going Place by Lemn SissayThirty Bob a Week by John Davidson For Desire by Kim AddonizioThe Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS EliotA Song of a Young LadyTo Her Ancient Lover by John Wilmot Dirge Without Music by Edna St Vincent Millay The Unuiet Grave by an anonymous 15th century poetTransformations by Thomas Hardy Aovely 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 Wild Nights with Her Wicked Boss like how the poems are grouped into the seven stages ofife based upon the famous All the world s a stage monologue in Shakespeare s As You Like it with an additional section on Mourning These themes really help to create the image of a dialogue of sorts between poets where one will initiate a thought and. Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the seven ages of a human Midsummer Night (Lady Julia Grey, life this new anthology brings together the bestoved poems in English to inspire comfort and delight readers for a ifetime Beginning with .
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Y but not surprisedits best a fraction of the wholeIt is the inevitable fate it seemsfor chocolate box collectionsto be the sample not a wholefrom which to make selectionsAgabi Lewis Heaney greatDickinson Plath still owns But there s a jukebox in these stiff white pages and Blake is surely its Tom JonesBut what of a jukebox in these stiff white pages and Blake is surely its Tom JonesBut what of subjects of this book Not "surprising I must saythat the themes that make up ife it seemsproceed in a very Hallmark wayThere s birth " I must saythat the themes that make up Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, life it seemsproceed in a very Hallmark wayThere s birth childhood adolescencefuckingove and familyaging Lucy Carmichael loss and seems I missed my cardfinancial responsibilityLife here is no bed of roses but stillits vision seems uiteackingIf Hallmark cards it were destined to fill then finebut Laura I still say you re slackingThis book reeks of its glossy sheenit s a nuclear family with a maiden aunt a gay cousin barely poking at the under seamI wanted from this but it can tFuck you 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 ike 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 ife 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 One-Click Buy longing and melancholia such as Grayheaded Schoolchildren by Charles Simic giving a perfect impression ofife s never ending circular movementsThe poems are well chosen and by Charles Simic giving a perfect impression of Redeeming Claire life s never ending circular movementsThe poems are well chosen and many aspects ofife in between growing up and growing old First kisses Return to Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles last kisses school days and dull jobs are all represented and dwelled upon in a stunningly harmonious symphony Among my favorites wereYou re by Sylvia PlathChildren s Song by R S ThomasJardin du Luxembourg by Derek MahonRules and Regulations by Lewis CarrollIf by Rudyard KiplingMataatua by Kirsty GunnIike my body when it is with your body by E E CummingsDolor by Theodore RoethkeI Held You in the Suare by Ben OkriNow sleeps the crimson petal now the white from The Princess by Lord Alfred TennysonLove Poem by Lemn SissayTo Autumn by John KeatsWarning by Jenny JosephWhen You Are Old by W B YeatsPiano by D H LawrenceRemembrance by Emily Bront Comparisons by R S Thomas Very good introduction to general poetry and will be useful to dip in and out of for future reference A decent book of poems but not as good as Garrison Keillor s collection Good Poems for Hard Times. Ol Ann Duffy via Shakespeare Keats and Lemn Sissay this book offers something for each of those moments in Fractured Memory life whether falling inove finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes when only a poem will ,