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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. 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 lifea most ambitious goalI m sad to say 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 the subjects of this book Not surprising I must saythat the themes that make up life it seemsproceed in a very Hallmark wayThere s birth and childhood adolescencefucking love and familyaging loss and seems I missed my cardfinancial responsibilityLife here is no bed of roses but stillits vision seems uite lackingIf 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

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Penguin's Poems for Life

Book is divided into sections Penguin's Poems ePUB #10003 on childhood growing up making a living and making love family life getting older and approaching death ending with poems of mourning and commemorationRanging from Chauce. 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 like 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 life 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 longing and melancholia such as Grayheaded Schoolchildren by Charles Simic giving a perfect impression of life s never ending circular movementsThe poems are well chosen and covers many aspects of life in between growing up and growing old First kisses 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 GunnI like 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

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R 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.. A lovely 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 like how the poems are grouped into the seven stages of life 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 another will continue it or provide a completely different perspective It adds real depth to readingIt s a great book as a gift to a poetry lover or to dip into whenever the need to read poetry arises


10 thoughts on “Penguin's Poems for Life

  1. says:

    PopSugar's 2015 Reading Challenge a book based entirely on its coverPoem for an Uninspired Poetry CollectionI have a very pr

  2. says:

    Poems to take you from birth through life and then a little beyond Here is the perfect book of verse to inspire comfort and delight you for a lifetime Whether you ae celebrating the birth of a baby falling in love earning a living 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

  3. says:

    A nice sprinkle of poems for each of Shakespeare's seven ages of a 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 o

  4. says:

    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 like poems or T

  5. says:

    A good collection of poems where the main theme is going through the different stages of life Very insightful a

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    Very good introduction to general poetry and will be useful to dip in and out of for future reference

  8. says:

    Selection of what I 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 We'll Go No More a RovingJames Henry Another and Another and AnotherDylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle into that Go

  9. says:

    A lovely 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 like how the poems are grouped into the seven stages of life based upon the famous 'All the world's a stage' monolog

  10. says:

    A decent book of poems but not as good as Garrison Keillor's collection Good Poems for Hard Times