Penguin's Poems for Life

Author: Laura Barber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141889799

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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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 babies, 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 commemoration. Ranging from Chaucer to Carol 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 do. Contains an introduction by Laura Barber.
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Penguin's Poems for Love

Author: Laura Barber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932295

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

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Here are poems to take you on a journey from the 'suddenly' of love at first sight to the 'truly, madly, deeply' of infatuation and on to the 'eternally' of love that lasts beyond the end of life, along the way taking in flirtation, passion, fury, betrayal and broken hearts. Bringing together the greatest love poetry from around the world and through the ages, ranging from W. H. Auden to William Shakespeare, John Donne to Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning to Roger McGough, this new anthology will delight, comfort and inspire anyone who has ever tasted love - in any of its forms.
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Penguin's Poems by Heart

Author: Laura Barber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932015

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Learning by heart is the best way to experience a poem, but the method has fallen from favour as part of the educational system. This small collection of the best English poems offers the reader the chance to re-engage with poetry. Filled with favourites, and thoughtfully selected by Laura Barber (editor of Penguin's Poems for Life and the forthcoming Penguin's Poems for Love) this anthologoy is an essential addition to everyone's repertoire.
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Penguin's Poems for Weddings

Author: Laura Barber

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141394701

Category: Epithalamia

Page: 240

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Now in paperback, a wonderful anthology of wedding poems, filled with surprising, curious, unorthodox and charming poems about love and the public commitment to love. For the many thousands of readers who each year go through the complex mix of thrill and trauma that is the planning of a marriage ceremony, Laura Barber's anthology is the answer to a prayer, with a wonderfully generous and unusual selection of poems suitable for reading out loud, and which celebrate and encapsulate our deepest feelings in all their bewildering diversity. Including verse by poets ranging from John Keats to Carol Ann Duffy and Walt Whitman to W. H. Auden, as well as many less familiar voices, this anthology offers numerous options for anyone about to read at the wedding of family or friends, or to celebrate their own.
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The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

Author: Matthew George Walter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922885

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessible and satisfying than others. In addition to the established canon there are poems rarely anthologised and a selection of soldiers' songs to reflect the voices of the soldiers themselves.
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Antarctic Antics

A Book of Penguin Poems

Author: Judy Sierra

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152046026

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A collection of poems celebrating the habits and habitat of Emperor penguins.
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Selected Poems

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141902825

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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One of the major poets of Romanticism, Wordsworth epitomized the spirit of his age with his celebration of the natural world and the spontanous expression of feeling. This volume contains a rich selection from the most creative phase of his life, including extracts from his masterpiece, The Prelude, and the best-loved of his shorter poems such as 'Composed Upon Westminster Bridge', 'Tintern Abbey', 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud', 'Lucy Gray', and 'Michael'. Together these poems demonstrate not only Wordsworth's astonishing range and power, but the sustained and coherent vision that informed his work.
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The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry

Author: Gerald Moore,Ulli Beier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140424725

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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Surveys the poetry of modern-day Africa, featuring the work of ninety-nine poets from twenty-seven countries, including Lâeopold Sâedar Senghor, Augustinho Neto, and Christopher Okigbo.
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Poems and Letters

Selections, with the 1550 Vasari Life

Author: Michelangelo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966750

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) is universally celebrated as one of the greatest artists of all time, yet iconic Renaissance creator was also a prolific and gifted poet. The verses collected here are primarily devoted to love and religion. Intense and passionate, the love poems focus on two figures: Tommaso de Cavalieri and Vittoria Colonna; with the sonnets and madrigals dedicated to de Cavalieri revealing a highly charged, homoerotic fervour - previously obscured in the original versions. Michelangelo's later religious poetry moves away from his earlier wordly concerns, while his letters provide a fasicnating insight into his fanily relations and day-to-day life as a working artist. The result is a revealing picture of one of the towering figures of the Renaissance.
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The Georgics

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140444148

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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Virgil's classic poem extols the virtues of work, describes the care of crops, trees, animals, and bees, and stresses the importance of moral values
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