Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The 100 Best Poems of All Time, edited by Leslie Pockell

Lately, I've become interested in poetry. I like to read different poems, take them in, think about them. Anthology's of poetry are great, because if you don't like what one poet has written, you can turn the page and find another poem that is completely different. It's sometimes funny to me how one poem can mean absolutely nothing to me one day, and then a few weeks later I read over it again and it almost stabs my heart.

This little poetry book is one that I found in the library the other day, and it has some of my favorite poems in it. It also has a few new treasures that I've never read before. If you like to read poetry, or if you don't know whether or not you like to read poetry, I would suggest this book. Here are a few of the poems that are included in this little anthology that I enjoyed:

He is more that a Hero, by Sappho
Moonlight Night, by Tu Fu
Rubaiyat 51, by Omar Khayyam
Inferno, by Dante Alighieri
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time, by Robert Herrick
When I Consider How My Light is Spent, by John Milton
The Prologue, by Anne Bradstreet
Amazing Grace, by John Newton

Well, there are quite a few more. So I suppose you'll just have to read through them yourself, and choose which ones you like best.

1 comment:

Tim said...

I stumbled upon your site and found this posting. I've written a poem or two myself, so I'm going to have to give this book a try. Thanks.