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[Ebook] ➠ Penguin's Poems for Life By Laura Barber – Transportjobsite.co.uk chapter 1 Penguin's Poems for Life, meaning Penguin's Poems for Life, genre Penguin's Poems for Life, book cover Penguin's Poems for Life, flies Penguin's Poems for Life, Penguin's Poems for Life 0fcb138645e69 Taking Its Inspiration From Shakespeare S Idea Of The Seven Ages Of A Human Life, This New Anthology Brings Together The Best Loved Poems In English To Inspire, Comfort And Delight Readers For A Lifetime Beginning With Babies, The Book Is Divided Into Sections On Childhood, Growing Up, Making A Living And Making Love, Family Life, Getting Older, And Approaching Death, Ending With Poems Of Mourning And CommemorationRanging From Chaucer To Carol Ann Duffy, Via Shakespeare, Keats, And Lemn Sissay, This Book Offers Something For Each Of Those Moments In Life, Whether Falling In Love, Finding Your First Grey Hair Or Saying Your Final Goodbyes, When Only A Poem Will Do

10 thoughts on “Penguin's Poems for Life

  1. says:

    PopSugar s 2015 Reading Challenge a book based entirely on its coverPoem for an Uninspired Poetry CollectionI have a very pretty bookits cover s quite divine.Clothbound, hard backed, ribboned thingNo crinkles on its spine.It claims its poems are for lifea most ambitious goal.I m sad to say, but not surprisedits best a fraction of the whole.It is the inevitable fate, it seemsfor chocolate box collectionsto be the sample, not a wholefrom which to make selections.Agabi, Lewis, Heaney greatDickinson, Plath still owns But there s a jukebox in these stiff, white pages and Blake is surely its Tom Jones.But what of the subjects of this book Not surprising, I must saythat the themes that make up life, it seemsproceed in a very Hallmark way.There s birth and childhood, adolescencefucking, love, and familyaging, loss and seems I missed my card financial responsibility.Life here is no bed of roses, but stillits vision seems quite lacking.If Hallmark cards it were destined to fill, then finebut Laura, I still say you re slacking.This book reeks of its glossy sheenit s a nuclear family, with a maiden aunt a gay cousin, barely poking at the under seamI wanted from this, but it can t.Fuck you.

  2. says:

    Poems to take you from birth through life, and then a little beyond Here is the perfect book of verse to inspire, comfort and delight you for a lifetime Whether you ae celebrating the birth of a baby, falling in love, earning a living, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes, this rich and wide ranging treasury is ideal for those moments, big or small, that can only be marked with a poem.I was given this as part of a graduation present, where they had wanted to get me books and thought to try something they were certain I had nothing like They were right And I thought it was a really sweet present, because it was really different to what I usually read.But also, it s been a god awful week by any stretch of the imagination and I thought, you know, it might be nice to read something a little different and see if it helps As was the case at school, poetry is not for me I don t know what it is but I just can t really enjoy it Some made me laugh, some made me smile, some also made me zone out unfortunately.A really good book for people who like poetry, and it s okay for those who don t I can t see my opinion on it changing, but I still think this was a really nice and thoughtful gift.

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    Today I woke up and was in the mood for some poetry reading, as the snow was gently falling down outside my window and my head ached terribly My main problem was that I just couldn t choose between Yeats mythical fairy like poems or Tennyson s classic and undying writings, so I chose to settle upon this, which seemed and was an agreeable compromise as it contained both Penguin s Poems for Life has a rather ambitious aim to document and illustrate all aspect of life in various poems It starts brilliantly with simplistic and optimistic poems such as The End by A A Milne and ends with poems of nostalgic longing and melancholia such as Grayheaded Schoolchildren by Charles Simic, giving a perfect impression of life s never ending circular movements.The poems are well chosen, and covers many aspects of life in between growing up and growing old First kisses, last kisses, school days and dull jobs are all represented and dwelled upon in a stunningly harmonious symphony Among my favorites were You re by Sylvia Plath Children s Song by R S Thomas Jardin du Luxembourg by Derek Mahon Rules and Regulations by Lewis Carroll If by Rudyard Kipling Mataatua by Kirsty Gunn I like my body when it is with your body by E E Cummings Dolor by Theodore Roethke I Held You in the Square by Ben Okri Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white from The Princess by Lord Alfred Tennyson Love Poem by Lemn Sissay To Autumn by John Keats Warning by Jenny Joseph When You Are Old by W B Yeats Piano by D H Lawrence Remembrance by Emily Bront Comparisons by R S Thomas

  4. says:

    A good collection of poems where the main theme is going through the different stages of life Very insightful and meaningful Essentially, a joy to read Birth, death You name it, all the experiences are there

  5. says:

    Very good introduction to general poetry, and will be useful to dip in and out of for future reference.

  6. says:

    Selection of what I loved Rudyard Kipling If Lewis Carroll Rules and Regulations Lemn Sissay Going Places WH Davies Leisure Ben Okri I Held You in the Square Kim Addonizio For Desire Lemn Sissay Love Poem Edwin Muir The Confirmation W Shakespeare Sonnet 116 Philip Larkin This Be the Verse Thom Gunn The Hug George Gordon Lord Byron So, We ll Go No More a Roving James Henry Another and Another and Another Dylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night Alexander Pope The Dying Christian to His Soul John Donner Death Be Not Proud Christina G Rossetti Remember Alden Nowlan This is What I Wanted To Sign Off With Raymond Carver Late Fragment WH Auden Funeral Blues Douglas Dunn The Kaleidoscope Edna St Vincent Millay Time Does Not Bring Relief

  7. says:

    A lovely anthology of poems from Chaucer with helpful definitions on the side , right up to Carol Ann Duffy and everyone in between A good range of Elizabethan, Romantic Era and contemporary poets I like how the poems are grouped into the seven stages of life, based upon the famous All the world s a stage monologue in Shakespeare s As You Like it , with an additional section on Mourning These themes really help to create the image of a dialogue of sorts between poets, where one will initiate a thought and another will continue it or provide a completely different perspective It adds real depth to reading.It s a great book as a gift to a poetry lover or to dip into whenever the need to read poetry arises.

  8. says:

    This anthology is amazing for anyone wanting a great mixture of poems It is split into sections for every part of life and there is a poem in there for anyone Loved it.

  9. says:

    A decent book of poems, but not as good as Garrison Keillor s collection Good Poems for Hard Times

  10. says:

    Lovely nice range of poems, some I d not heard before for or hadn t read in so many years Really life how they re broken down into sections of life Thought that was really cute Favourite has to be the 15th century anonymous poem The Unquiet Grave mainly because my favourite Irish folk song is based off this poem and I didn t even know that it was based off the poem until I found it While it doesn t have a massive range of complex and obscure poems that you might want it you know these I d definitely recommend this to someone who wants to know a few poems or someone who doesn t know what type of poetry they enjoy.

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