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Poems to Last a Lifetime

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Pages: 320 (Hardcover)

Editor: Daisy Goodwin

ISBN: 0007177070

Pub: HarperCollins

Pub date: 2004-10-04 Sales Rank: 252181

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5/5 stars

Totally brilliant! (0/0 people found this helpful)

I bought this book some time ago and it has not left my bedside/bathside since. It's a wonderful collection of poetry arranged by subject matter, with mouthwatering photos and a succint - but very enlightened - commentary on each one. I know an awful lot of poetry, and knew quite a few of these poems by heart, but even with the poems I knew, I found the photos and commentary illuminating. And there were plenty of wonderful new poems to discover too! A must for girlie evenings in with a glass of wine....

5/5 stars

A very special book (0/0 people found this helpful)

This is a very very special book to treasure. I do not read poetry often but find that this book is very accessible. The poems are arranged by different life experiences with beautiful thought provoking illustrations and narrative by Daisy Goodwin. You can read and reread many times and constantly notice something new which either really hits home with your own life or helps you understand life more.

4/5 stars

A must read (7/8 people found this helpful)

This book provides a wonderful collection of poetry by various poets. There is something for everyone providing a variety of poems that focus on different experiences endured in a lifetime â€"provoking many memorable emotions.

5/5 stars

If you only buy one poetry book - make it this one! (12/13 people found this helpful)

I love poetry but this book is also ideal for people who think they don't like it. Poems are arranged one to a page, so you have time to savour them, with often some background information about the poet or the reason the poem was written. I have already given two copies as presents.

5/5 stars

The perfect tonic when life isn't straighforwards (51/52 people found this helpful)

They say never judge a book by its cover, but I say make the exception in this case. I initially picked if for its serene and stylish appearence; thinking it would make the perfect coffee table book, but this book is made to be read over and over again. I don't usually read poetry, but this anthology is perfect to flick through on a cold day, because the words within will provide warmth and wisdom. Familiar classics such as "If" and "How do I love thee" are skillfully blended with unknown gems, that provoke thought and delight the reader. The poems are categorised by life events, eg school, work, first love, parenthood and politics; and they offer guidance and inspiration if you are unsure in a situation, they provide words when there are none or they simply help reinforce your positive emotions. My personal favourite is "You Wake Up In The Morning", which provides a helpful boost at the end of the day. This book is truly a lifetime investment; buy it, so you can grow old and dog-eared together.

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Categories places this book into the following categories:

Books -> Subjects -> Poetry, Drama & Criticism -> Poetry -> General AAS
Books -> Refinements -> Language (feature_browse-bin) -> English
Books -> Refinements -> Format (binding_browse-bin) -> Hardcover
Books -> Refinements -> Font Size (format_browse-bin) -> Regular Size


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