'Poetry is the blossom and the fragrancy of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.'
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
This glorious celebration of classic poetry features verse from around the English-speaking world. Carefully selected and divided into themed sections, the poems encompass the wealth of human experience - love, death, youth, old age, nature, travel and humor are all included in works that range from the 1500s onwards. From Coleridge's fantastical Xanadu or the battlefields of John McCrae, to the ominous croaking of Poe's raven, this is a wonderful collection of poems containing the great and the good, the funny and the tragic, and everything in between.
|Publisher:||Arcturus Publishing Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)|
About the Author
John Boyes has written for television, radio and several British, American and Canadian periodicals. His most recent titles are Character Parts, a study of characters in Canadian literature, and a children's book on Canada. He is the editor of six previous literary anthologies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Family and Home
Chapter 2: Love and Romance
Chapter 3: Youth and Age
Chapter 4: Irreverence and Satire
Chapter 5: Travel and Place
Chapter 6: Reflection and Comment
Chapter 7: Death and Grief
Chapter 8: Nature and Seasons
Chapter 9: Humour and Nonsense
Chapter 10: War and Peace
Chapter 11: Inspiration and Joy
Chapter 12: Spirit and Faith
Chapter 13: Longer Works
Chapter 14: Biographical notes
Biographies of the poets; and indexes for the poets and first lines of the poems, the book is a very accessible way of reading more great verse-writers' works