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The 100 best poems of all time
Pockell, Leslie.
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New York : Warner Books, [2001]

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xii, 189 pages ; 21 cm
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Includes indexes.
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This poetry companion puts favourite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favourites.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The cover of The Best 100 Poems of All Time promises "[v]erses to move you, lines you'll love, from old favorites to modern classics...," and while they may not live up to the title's hyperbole, they do satisfy the teaser's terms. Though the collection, including poems by Homer, Sappho, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Villon, Shakespeare, Schiller, Issa, Whitman, Baudelaire, Millay, Cullen, Neruda, Plath and Angelou, was edited by Leslie Pockell, the unsigned introduction was written by an editorial "we," who proclaim that "this present collection has as much credibility as many other lists of the best and the greatest that have circulated during the recent turn of the century." One hopes that the actual poems contained herein have more credibility than any list. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

HomerSapphoCatullusVirgilOvidLi PoTu FuPo Chu-iOmar KhayyamDante AlighieriPetrarch [Francesco Petrarca]Geoffrey ChaucerFrancois VillonWilliam ShakespeareJohn DonneBen JonsonRobert HerrickGeorge HerbertJohn MiltonAnne BradstreetRichard LovelaceAndrew MarvellMatsuo BashoAlexander PopeThomas GrayChristopher SmartJohn NewtonWilliam BlakeRobert BurnsFriedrich von SchillerKobayashi IssaWilliam WordsworthWalter ScottSamuel Taylor ColeridgeClement Clarke MooreLeigh HuntLord ByronPercy Bysshe ShelleyWilliam Cullen BryantJohn KeatsRalph Waldo EmersonElizabeth Barrett BrowningHenry Wadsworth LongfellowJohn Greenleaf WhittierGerard de NervalEdgar Allan PoeAlfred and Lord TennysonOliver Wendell HolmesEdward LearRobert BrowningEmily BronteWalt WhitmanJulia Ward HoweCharles BaudelaireMatthew ArnoldEmily DickinsonLewis CarrollThomas HardyGerard Manley HopkinsPaul VerlaineEmma LazarusRobert Louis StevensonArthur RimbaudOscar WildeA. E. HousmanRabindranath TagoreConstantine P. CavafyErnest ThayerRudyard KiplingWilliam Butler YeatsEdwin Arlington RobinsonPaul Lawrence DunbarRobert ServiceRobert FrostRainer Maria RilkeJohn MasefieldCarl SandburgVachel LindsayWallace StevensAlfred NoyesWilliam Carlos WilliamsEzra PoundT. S. EliotEdna St. Vincent MillayWilfred OwenE. E. CummingsFederico Garcia LorcaLangston HughesCountee CullenPablo NerudaW. H. AudenElizabeth BishopWoody GuthrieDylan ThomasAllen GinsbergAnne SextonSylvia PlathMaya Angelou
Introductionp. xi
From The Iliadp. 1
He Is More Than a Herop. 2
Psalm 23p. 3
From The Song of Songs [Chapter One]p. 4
Song 5 to Lesbiap. 6
From The Aeneidp. 7
From Metamorphosesp. 8
Drinking Alone in the Moonlightp. 9
Moonlit Nightp. 10
Madly Singing in the Mountainsp. 11
Rubaiyat 51p. 12
From Infernop. 13
Remembrancep. 17
From The General Prologue to The Canterbury Talesp. 18
The Ballad of Ladies of the Pastp. 19
Sonnet 18p. 20
Go and Catch a Falling Starp. 21
Song to Celia IIp. 23
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Timep. 24
Jordanp. 25
When I Consider How My Light Is Spentp. 26
From The Prologuep. 27
To Althea, from Prisonp. 28
To His Coy Mistressp. 30
An Old Pondp. 32
Epigram: Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Royal Highnessp. 33
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyardp. 34
To Jeoffry His Catp. 39
Amazing Gracep. 41
Tyger! Tyger!p. 42
To a Mousep. 44
Ode to Joyp. 46
Don't Kill That Fly!p. 48
The World Is Too Much with Usp. 49
From The Lay of the Last Minstrelp. 50
Kubla Khanp. 51
A Visit from St. Nicholasp. 53
Abou Ben Adhemp. 55
She Walks in Beautyp. 56
Ozymandiasp. 57
Thanatopsisp. 58
Ode on a Grecian Urnp. 61
Concord Hymnp. 63
How Do I Love Thee?p. 64
Paul Revere's Ridep. 65
Barbara Frietchiep. 70
El Desdichado [The Disinherited]p. 73
The Ravenp. 74
Ulyssesp. 80
Old Ironsidesp. 83
The Owl and the Pussycatp. 84
Memorabiliap. 86
Often Rebuked, Yet Always Back Returningp. 87
From Song of Myselfp. 88
Battle Hymn of the Republicp. 90
Invitation to the Voyagep. 92
Dover Beachp. 94
Because I Could Not Stop for Deathp. 96
The Jabberwockyp. 98
Convergence of the Twainp. 100
Spring and Fall [Margaret, Are You Grieving?]p. 102
Tears Fall in My Heartp. 103
The New Colossusp. 104
Requiemp. 105
The Drunken Boatp. 106
The Ballad of Reading Gaolp. 108
When I Was One-and-Twentyp. 112
The Gardenerp. 113
Waiting for the Barbariansp. 114
Casey at the Batp. 116
Gunga Dinp. 119
Lake Isle of Innisfreep. 122
Richard Coryp. 123
We Wear the Maskp. 124
The Cremation of Sam McGeep. 125
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Eveingp. 129
The Pantherp. 130
Sea Feverp. 131
Fogp. 132
General William Booth Enters into Heavenp. 133
Peter Quince at the Clavierp. 136
The Highwaymanp. 139
The Red Wheelbarrowp. 144
Ancient Musicp. 145
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrockp. 146
First Figp. 151
Dulce Et Decorum Estp. 152
Buffalo Bill'sp. 154
From Lament for lgnacio Sanchez Mejias [Absence of the Soul 4]p. 155
Harlem [Dream Deferred]p. 157
Incidentp. 158
Poetryp. 159
Funeral Bluesp. 161
Visits to St. Elizabeth'sp. 162
This Land Is Your Landp. 165
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Nightp. 167
A Supermarket in Californiap. 168
Wanting to Diep. 170
Daddyp. 172
Still I Risep. 175
Index to Titles and Authorsp. 177
Index to First Linesp. 183
Acknowledgmentsp. 187

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