Bartlett's has at last created a collection of the world's greatest poems, organized for every occasion, public and private, from birth to death and everything in between.
Just as Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is the volume everyone reaches for when seeking an elusive citation, Bartlett's Poems For Occasions is the ultimate resource for finding the poem that will hit just the right note for that special family milestone, public address, or private moment of contemplation. What poems do you read when a country has gone to war? To mark the beginning of a new career or the end of an old one? To celebrate a new love or console a grieving and bereft family? Organized in five parts - the Cycles of Nature, the Phases of Human Life, the Human Condition, and Public Moments and Ultimate Matters - Bartlett's Poems For Occasions is the perfect vehicle to translate the wisdom and expression of the greatest works of poetry into our everyday experience. Among the many poets included here are Anna Akhmatova, Charles Baudelaire, Elizabeth Bishop, William Blake, Catullus, Emily Dickinson, Goethe, Federico Garcia Lorca, Herman Melville, Ogden Nash, Li Po, Rilke, Sappho, Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, and Edith Wharton. Including over 500 poems written in more than a dozen different languages, poems dating from ancient Egypt to the present day, Bartlett's Poems For Occasions is a resource that will sustain and uplift the soul.
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Little, Brown and Company
March 31, 2004
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