100 Poems to Lift Your Spirits
Grand Central Publishing, Mar 14, 2008 - Poetry - 224 pages
No matter what the occasion, this collection of poems is the perfect gift to cheer up a friend or family member. Here, in this compact volume, are 100 poems written by the world's greatest poets, some inspiring, some hilarious, and all memorable. Each delightful poem is preceded by an illuminating headnote. Among the poems included are classics, such as Schiller's "Ode to Joy," Wordsworth's "My Heart Leaps Up," Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life," and Dickinson's "'Hope is the Thing with Feathers." This collection includes many more captivating works that take as their exhilarating theme the limitless possibilities of human existence. Whether it's through inspired nonsense or insightful commentary, these poems will leave readers feeling happier and enriched for having read them.
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In spite of the sappy-sounding title, this is a good poetry collection. Many are classic poems. However, there are several more recent poets also represented. Poems are divided in the following ... Read full review
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ain’t Akhnaten angel apace Banjo Paterson beautiful river beautiful Soup bells Blynken Bobby McFerrin Bouillabaisse bright dark day’s Deacon death dost dream E. E. Cummings earth Edgar Guest eyes flowers following poems grass Gumbie Gumbie Cat hands are blue happy hast heads are green heart heaven home a smile human Ironbark Isabel Jumblies live keep lamb laugh look LORD man’s matters vegetable Max Ehrmann McGee McGrew merry modern Major-General Mulga Bill never night nonny nonsense Number o’er one’s peace Phyllis McGinley Pobble poet poetry Praise river That flows round sail Sam Walter Foss say Hullo second poem Shel Silverstein Sheldon Harnick shine Sieve sing sits and sits song soul spirit stars sugar-plums sunny side sweet content T. S. Eliot tell thee things thou art toes trees Twas W. S. Gilbert walk wind wings worry Wynken