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Title : 101 Poems To Get You Through The Day (And Night)
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ISBN : 9780007106509
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 592 Pages
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101 Poems To Get You Through The Day (And Night) Reviews

  • Lucía
    2018-12-14 13:01

    Mis descubrimientos favoritos de esta recopilación: • "Mirror" de Sylvia Plath.• "A Woman of a Certain Age" de Carol Rumens.• "He Tells Her" de Wendy Cope.• "Times Does Not Bring Relief" de Edna St Vicent Millay.

  • Vivienne Strauss
    2018-12-10 07:02

    Some good poems here, I could see this making a great gift for someone you don't know well. Personally, I prefer to read poems by the same author rather than a smattering. Did discover a few new poets I would like to read more of though.

  • Ilze
    2018-12-09 06:51

    In her introduction Goodwin writes: "I can vouch for the effectiveness of poetry as a powerful antidote to the miseries of modern life ... I recommend it as part of any emotional repair kit." I've never really thought about poetry in this way. Poetry usually interests me because I like the play on words or because the poet makes you see things in a different light. That it might be an "emotional repair kit" I've only considered in the context of writing it, not reading it. Then I made my slow way through this anthology and for the first time understand why people read different collections of poetry, even if it's by the same author. I've always tended to read poetry by the poet, i.e. which poet do I want to read > find the collected works. Reading poetry in the kind of groupings offered here gives it a freshness that I really enjoyed. There were also poems that I would never have come across otherwise which left a smile on my face.

  • Constantin Rusencu
    2018-11-23 13:35

    Cred ca introducerea vorbeste de la sine:"I hope you will want to read this book at one sitting, but I would urge restraint: poems are like a box of chocolates - you can have too much of a good thing. Better to take these poems little and often , keep this book with you in the spot you would keep your regular crutches: painkillers/ cigarettes/ mobile phones, and consult it first. Your wallet and your liver will be grateful. And even if your life is running smoothly, have this book to hand to console wounded friends, fortify teenagers through the agonies of adolescence and reassure captains of industry in mid-life crises".Mi-au placut: You wake up in the morning - Arnold Bennett : Children - Kahlil Gabran: am regasit:Days - Philip Larkin:

  • Cindy
    2018-12-04 07:59

    Daisy Goodwin features poems she has chosen by many well-known poets from different eras to help the reader coping with daily life and its stresses. I liked the categories editor Daisy Goodwin chose for this book, and liked the premise for her collection of poems, but I feel that she could have made some better choices in poetry selections for this anthology. Although I like poetry, too many of the selections didn't do much for me. Yes, there were some exemplary pieces in the collection, but, as a whole, I don't think the more casual readers, in particular, let alone poetry lovers, will find much to speak to them.

  • Kristi
    2018-11-29 12:42

    I keep trying poetry, but a lot of it just doesn't do much for me. I'm a novel reader at heart. There were some interesting situations addressed in this collection though - glad to say I didn't need all the poems. ;)

  • Kate
    2018-12-11 06:02

    I liked that the topics and authors varied so you got a little taste of a lot of different styles. The author clearly likes Wendy Cope a lot - twice as many of her poems were included than anyone else's, but her poems always stuck me so I enjoyed it.

  • Richard Smith
    2018-12-16 06:47

    I found some of my favourite poems in the anthology, which I take as a good sign, but I also found many new, poignant, funny, and moving poems. I like her selections, but I could do without her silly interpolations of prose (and I mostly did).

  • SmarterLilac
    2018-11-16 11:04

    Good stuff in here. I still turn to this from time to time when I'm looking for a poem for a special occasion (the poems in this collection are arranged by subject matter). Also, there are quite a few joyful, celebratory and funny poems in this book, which are a rarity in modern poetry.

  • Leonard
    2018-11-26 09:02

    Poems for people who don't want the poetry they read to be too challenging. However although somewhat "light" poetry, these are good poems which can do what the title promises. Authors include Ogden Nash, Edna St Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, and even Shakespeare.Quick and happy reading.

  • Heathercheryl Stevenson
    2018-12-11 06:45

    I have read this dear little book of poetry countless times; I keep it my nighttable drawer.

  • Serena
    2018-12-16 14:01

    I love this book, and I love the idea of this book. A collection of short poems in categories that happen all the time.

  • Jenna Owens
    2018-11-25 12:36

    Book 3/7 for the 2016 BookTubeAThon!(Book To Be Read After Sunset)This collection of poems introduced me to some wonderful works and reminded me of some old favorites.

  • Kate
    2018-11-22 11:51

    A collection that I always keep coming back to. Worth having tucked on the bookshelf!

  • Marie
    2018-12-06 12:34

    Really beautiful poems!