The Methuen Book of Poems for Every Day
Methuen, 2006 - 536 pages
"The Methuen Book of Poems for Every Day includes 366 poems by over two hundred poets from antiquity to the present. From Blake to Betjeman and Whitman to Wilde, the book blends familiar classics with unknown gems old and new. The result is at once a celebration of the greatest poets and their finest work, of the endless variety of the year - and of poetry itself, in all the glorious diversity of the form: lyric, epic and elegiac, sonnet, ballad, song, satire and romance." "Here are poems of every kind, to suit each day, each mood and season, all tastes and all ages: reflective, exuberant, mourning or joyful, loving or laughing. They chart every trajectory of human experience and emotion; and at the same time, they give it context within the shape of the year." "These poems are accompanied by notes that set them, day by day, in their historical record. Concise and informative, these include other notable events of that date, from births and deaths to coronations and catastrophes."--BOOK JACKET.
Autumn battle beauty became bells birds born breath bright British Charles cold Collected comes Copyright dark dead death died earth Edward England English eyes face fair fall fear field fire flowers George give gone green hand happy head hear heard heart Heaven Henry hills hour House Italy James John King land leaves light live London look Lord lost morning never night o'er once opened pass peace Poems poet President published Queen reigned Reprinted by permission rest road Robert rose round seems sing sleep snow song soon soul sound Spring stand stars summer sweet thee things Thomas thou thought trees turn voice wind wood York young