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2 Beaverton Poetry- Anthologies

Committed to Memory

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Publisher Comments:

Presented by The Academy of American Poets, Committed to Memory is the essential poetry collection for every home library — a gathering of the world's best-loved poems, chosen specifically for memorization. These poems carry on a timeless tradition kept alive not in libraries but through a cycle of reciting, listening, memorizing, and reciting anew.<P>From beloved classics like Rudyard Kipling's "If' and Robert Frost's "The Road Less Traveled" to family favorites like Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat" and Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky", the poems in this collection will engage and delight both young and old. The poets include some of the greatest names in literature — Shakespeare, Poe, Whitman, Bronte, Hardy, Browning, cummings, Joyce, and Dickinson. A truly timeless collection, Committed to Memory is a gift of love and language that will enrich readers' lives for years to come.

Review:

Committed to Memory is a gathering of the world's best-loved poetry, chosen specifically for its beautiful rhythms of sound, word, and phrase. They are poems to memorize and share with family and friends. Poems to read alone in thoughtful silence. Poems which carry on a timeless tradition kept alive not in libraries but through a cycle of reciting, listening, memorizing, and reciting anew. To hear a poem read aloud by someone who understands it, and who wishes to share that understanding with someone else, can be a crucial experience.

The poems in this collection embrace a wide variety of genres, structures, and patterns. From all-time classics like Rudyard Kipling's If and Robert Frost's The Road Less Traveled to family favorites like Ernest Lawrence Thayer's Casey at the Bat and Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, the poems will engage and delight both children and adults. The poets include some of the greatest names in literature — Shakespeare, Poe, Whitman, Bronte, Hardy, Browning, Cummings, Joyce, Dickinson?and the selections range from biblical times (Ecclesiastes) to the twentieth century (Langston Hughes' The Negro Speaks of Rivers.) Presented by The Academy of American Poets, Committed to Memory is a gift of love and language that will enrich readers' lives for years to come.

Table of Contents

Introduction by John Hollander

SONNETS


ELIZABETH BISHOP
Sonnet
JOHN DONNE
At the round earths imagin'd corners
JOHN KEATS
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer
EMMA LAZARUS
The New Colossus
GEORGE MEREDITH
Lucifer in Starlight
JOHN MILTON
On His Blindness
JOHN CROWE RANSOM
Piazza Piece
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Sonnet 18
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Sonnet 55
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
Ozymandias
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
Composed upon Westminster Bridge

SONGS

JOSEPH ADDISON
The Spacious Firmament on high
W. H. AUDEN
Lay your sleeping head, my love
WILLIAM BLAKE
from "Milton:" And did those feet
WILLIAM BLAKE
The Tyger
ROBERT BURNS
Afton Water
ROBERT BURNS
A Red, Red Rose
GEORGE G.N., LORD BYRON
So we'll go no more a roving
THOMAS CAREW
Ask me no more
WALTER DE LA MARE
The Song of the Mad Prince
EMILY DICKINSON
Dear March?Come in?
JOHN DONNE
Break of Day
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
When Malindy Sings
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Concord Hymn
FRANCIS MILES FINCH
The Blue and the Gray
ROBERT HAYDEN
Those Winter Sundays
WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY
Invictus
GEORGE HERBERT
Love (III)
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
Pied Beauty
LANGSTON HUGHES
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
BEN JONSON
To Celia
JAMES JOYCE
I hear an army charging upon the land
RICHARD LOVELACE
To Althea, from Prison
ANDREW MARVELL
The Mower's Song
THOMAS NASHE
A Litany in Time of Plague
EDGAR ALLAN POE
To Helen
SIR WALTER SCOTT
Coronach
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
When that I was and a little tiny boy
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
The Splendor Falls
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
from "In Memoriam"
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
Tears, Idle Tears
WALT WHITMAN
Song of Myself 11
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
The Widow's Lament in Springtime
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
A slumber did my spirit seal
THOMAS WYATT
They flee from me
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The Cat and the Moon
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The Song of Wandering Angus

COUNSELS

LEONIE ADAMS
April Mortality
ANONYMOUS (OLD TESTAMENT, KING JAMES VERSION)
Ecclesiastes 3:1?8
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Brahma
EDWARD FITZGERALD
from "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"
GEORGE HERBERT
The World
ROBERT HERRICK
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
A.E. HOUSMAN
To an Athlete Dying Young
RUDYARD KIPLING
If
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
Up-Hill
DYLAN THOMAS
Do not go gentle into that goodnight
EDMUND WALLER
Go, lovely rose!
ELINOR WYLIE
The Eagle and the Mole
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The Second Coming

TALES

ANONYMOUS
Lord Randall
ROBERT BROWNING
My Last Duchess
LEWIS CARROLL
Jabberwocky
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Kubla Khan e.e. cummings
any one lived in a pretty how town
ROBERT FROST
The Road Not Taken
THOMAS GRAY
Ode on the death of a favorite cat
THOMAS HARDY
The Oxen
JOHN KEATS
La Belle Dame sans Merci
EDWARD LEAR
The Owl and the Pussy-cat
EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
Richard Cory
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
An Apple Gathering
DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI
The Woodspurge
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
All the world's a stage
ERNEST LAWRENCE THAYER
Casey at the Bat
EDWARD THOMAS
Adlestrop
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
from "Snow-Bound"

MEDITATIONS

MATTHEW ARNOLD
Dover Beach
EMILY BRONTË
Stanzas
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT
To a Waterfowl
GEORGE G.N., LORD BYRON
from "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
EMILY DICKINSON
A narrow Fellow in the Grass
EMILY DICKINSON
Because I could not stop for Death
ROBERT FROST
Mending Wall
ROBERT FROST
Hyla Brook
ROBERT FROST
Spring Pools
THOMAS HARDY
The Darkling Thrush
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
The Chambered Nautilus
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS
Spring and Fall
JOHN KEATS
To Autumn
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR
On His Seventy-fifth Birthday
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Snow-Flakes
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls
HERMAN MELVILLE
Shiloh
EDWIN MUIR
The Animals
EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON
The House on the Hill
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
from "Adonais"
STEVIE SMITH
Not Waving but Drowning
TRUMBULL STICKNEY
Mnemosyne
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
Ulysses
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
from "In Memoriam"
ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON
The Kraken
WALT WHITMAN
A Noiseless Patient Spider

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573226462
Editor:
Hollander, John
Other:
Boland, Eavan
Editor:
Hollander, John
Author:
Hollander, John
Publisher:
Riverhead Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
American poetry (collections)
Subject:
English poetry (collections)
Subject:
English poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19971101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.02x5.14x.56 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Review" by , Committed to Memory is a gathering of the world's best-loved poetry, chosen specifically for its beautiful rhythms of sound, word, and phrase. They are poems to memorize and share with family and friends. Poems to read alone in thoughtful silence. Poems which carry on a timeless tradition kept alive not in libraries but through a cycle of reciting, listening, memorizing, and reciting anew. To hear a poem read aloud by someone who understands it, and who wishes to share that understanding with someone else, can be a crucial experience.

The poems in this collection embrace a wide variety of genres, structures, and patterns. From all-time classics like Rudyard Kipling's If and Robert Frost's The Road Less Traveled to family favorites like Ernest Lawrence Thayer's Casey at the Bat and Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky, the poems will engage and delight both children and adults. The poets include some of the greatest names in literature — Shakespeare, Poe, Whitman, Bronte, Hardy, Browning, Cummings, Joyce, Dickinson?and the selections range from biblical times (Ecclesiastes) to the twentieth century (Langston Hughes' The Negro Speaks of Rivers.) Presented by The Academy of American Poets, Committed to Memory is a gift of love and language that will enrich readers' lives for years to come.

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