A Friend Is Forever: Precious Poems That Celebrate the Beauty of Friendship

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Kathleen Blease
Fawcett Books, 1998 - Poetry - 121 pages
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Thrice is sweet music sweet when every word
And lovely tone by kindred hearts are heard;
So when I hear true music, Heaven send,
To share that heavenly joy, one dear, dear friend!
--From "Music and Friendship"
    by Richard Watson Gilder

Lovers and others may come and go in our lives but a friend is forever. This beautiful bouquet to friendship reminds us how much the everyday companionship of friends means to us, and how lost we would be without it. Our burdens are lightened by the kindness of friends, for even in life's roughest patches, the bonds of true friendship hold fast.

This collection of insightful and inspiring poems, from simple loving hearts as well as literary masters, proves that while love may make the world go 'round, it's friendship that holds it together. A Friend Is Forever makes us proud to have a friend, and to be one.

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Contents

It Is a Sweet Thing Percy Bysshe Shelley
1
Friendship Maria A Brooks
7
The Means to Attain Happy Life
14
Edwin Arlington Robinson
20
In Memoriam Mary Weston Fordham
26
True Friends Thomas Carlyle
32
Who? Emily Dickinson
40
Not Heat Flames Up and Consumes
46
Little Things Julia Carney
69
Lifes Mirror Madeline S Bridges
82
Bill and Joe Oliver Wendell Holmes
94
Address of Ruth to Naomi from the Bible
100
New Friends and Old Friends Anonymous
106
A Wayfaring Song Henry van Dyke
112
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
123
Copyright

Lines Addressed to a Cousin
53

About the author (1998)

Kathleen Blease is a writer and editor whose first poetry collection was Love in Verse: Classic Poems of the Heart. She and her husband, Roger, and their small children live in the historic district of Easton, Pennsylvania.

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