Bartlett's Poems for Occasions

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Little, Brown, Sep 3, 2007 - Poetry - 544 pages
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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry to celebrate a new baby or marriage, toast a colleague, cheer a graduate, honor a birthday, deliver a eulogy, or add zest to a holiday party. It is the perfect solution to the age-old question, What should I say?
 

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This is a great anthology--there's also a quotation/sayings book as well..

Contents

FOREWORD BY BILLY COLLINS
xxiii
CONTENTS
xxiv
THE HUMAN CONDITION 251
xxvii
Reconciliation 453
xxxii
THE CYCLES OF NATURE
xxxv
GOD 457
xxxix
When in disgrace with fortune and mens eyes 293
xlii
These 391
lxviii
THE UNKNOWN AND THE UNKNOWABLE 472
div
ways 315
dxxii
CONTENTS
dxli
AUTUMN
25
WINTER
31
THE ROUND OF THE YEAR
41
VALENTINES DAY
48
THE FOURTH OF JULY
61

Clothes Do but Cheat and Cozen Us 303
cclxi
FRIENDSHIP 253
cclxxxv
CONTENTMENT
ccxcvii
THE WORKING LIFE
ccciv
LOVE AND PASSION 282
cccxv
SEPARATIONS AND FAREWELLS 341
ccclxxiii
SOLITUDE 361
cccxciii
Resume 392
cdxxiv
SPIRITUAL AWAKENING 400
cdxxxii
Gratitude to the Unknown Instructors 407
cdxxxix
PUBLIC MOMENTS AND ULTIMATE MATTERS 411
cdxlv
IN TIME OF WAR 420
cdliii
FROM THE AMERICAN STORY 437
cdlxix
THANKSGIVING
72
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
78
THE CYCLES OF LIFE 37
89
CHILDHOOD
100
YOUTH AND ITS PLEASURES
123
INTO ADULTHOOD
136
MARRIAGE
146
THE PERSPECTIVES or MIDLIPE
165
Still Here
177
RETIREMENT FROM WORK AND FROM THE WORLD
183
AGING
191
DEATH AND MORTALITY
211
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Billy Collins has published six collections of poetry, including Questions About Angels and The Art of Drowning, Picnic, Lightning, his latest, sold more than 25,000 copies in its first year. He teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and at Sarah Lawrence College. He was named U.S. Poet Laureate in June 2000.

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