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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 three parts — the Cycles of Nature, the Phases of Human Life, and the Enduring Themes — the book 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 García 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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Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry to celebrate a new baby or marriage, toast a colleague, cheer a graduate, honor a birthday, deliver a eulogy, or add zest to a holiday party. It is the perfect solution to the age-old question, What should I say?

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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.

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Linda Arvanites, May 2, 2007 (view all comments by Linda Arvanites)
This compendium is peerlessly organized. What a thrill: one volume of poems that encapsulate particular moments, points in time and occasions, rent or well spent. This collection, with a humble, intriguing forward by Billy Collins, delights with its breadth and time depth and oh, yes, there is emotional amplitude. Consider the section names: The Cycles of Nature; The Round of the Year; The Cycles of Life (including Grief and Mourning); The Human Condition (including Endurance, Resistance, and Survival) and Public Moments and Ultimate Matters (including The Unknown and the Unknowable): this is well done. One finds Chinese, Japanese and ancient Greek poets as well as Aphra Behn, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Bishop, Cavafy and Langston Hughes. Some might cavil that African, Arab, Iranian, even French poets and Rumi are amiss (and they'd be right), but...that is only a call for volume two, say I. As a beautiful, insightful basic collection, this is a prize.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316735018
Author:
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Foreword by:
Collins, Billy
Foreword:
Collins, Billy
Author:
Collins, Billy
Location:
New York
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Occasional verse.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 1997/090
Publication Date:
20040401
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.75 x 1.5 in 2.34 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry to celebrate a new baby or marriage, toast a colleague, cheer a graduate, honor a birthday, deliver a eulogy, or add zest to a holiday party. It is the perfect solution to the age-old question, What should I say?
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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