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1986. AN ENORMOUS YES in memoriam Philip Larkin (1922-1985)
1988. Anthology of Latin American Poets in London by Maria Eugenia Bravo et al
1987. Axed Between the Ears edited by David Kitchen
1968. Flutes and Cymbals edited by Leonard Clark
1987. The Metaphysical Poets selected and edited by Helen Gardner
1957. The Modern Poet's World
2010. Past Poets - Future Voices. 2010 Poetry Competition for 11-18 year-olds
1993. Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen

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Chambers, Harry (ed.), 'AN ENORMOUS YES in memoriam Philip Larkin (1922-1985), first published in 1986 in Great Britain in paperback, 68pp, ISBN 0905291859. Condition: Good condition ex-library copy with exterior protected by plastic sleeve, although the cover is still a little creased. The book has not suffered for its years of library service, but it does have the normal library markings - spine label, barcode, sold stamp, ownership markings, cataloguing stamp and desensitised security tag on the plastic sleeve at the back. Price: £3.20, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers), more for overseas customers
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About this book: Published in 1986 in paperback by Peterloo Poets, 68pp, ISBN 0905291859, this book is a tribute to the late poet Philip Larkin, who died on 2nd December, 1985, the year prior to this publication and hence its title 'An Enormous Yes, In Memoriam Philip Larkin, 1922-1985)'.

It contains the following materials - a mixture of poems from other poets, poems from Larkin himself, tributes, doodles, sketches and black and white plates (photos).

Contents:
POEMS:
Anthony Thwaite: The Anaesthetic From Which None Came Round
Vernon Scannell: In Memoriam P.A.L. 2.12.85
David Sutton: Place-Names
Robert Hall: Larkin
Meg Peacocke: Stopping the Diary
R.A. Maitre: Dodging the Toad
R. A. Maitre: Veiled Questions
Harry Chambers: Philip Larkin (1922-1985)
William Scammell: Larkin's Dead
Andrew Motion: This Is Your Subject Speaking


TRIBUTES:
Peter Levi: The English Wisdom of a Master Poet
Craig Raine: Closing Lines on a Life
David Selzer: Touchstones



MATERIALS BY PHILIP LARKIN
Two Unpublished Poems
Some Doodles
Fiction and the Reading Public
Not the Place's Fault
I Remember, I Remember
(on) The Whitsun Weddings
On Poetry
Point of No Return
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1988, El Grupo de Escritores Latinoamericanos, pbk
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About this book: This concise Anthology of the Latin American Poets in London constitutes a landmark in our living and our staying in this remote land. The time we have been here has not been indifferent to our lives but, on the contrary, there are noticeable and deep furrows in the path we have been treading. So, this collection of poems even if they could be unassuming, braing voices from Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay that reveal with great strength personal experiences which are highly representative and authentic. These poems bring the survivor in each person who has written them, and also the hidden face which has been concealed by a fathomless silence lasting very, very long years

Contents:
Preface by Roberto Rivera-Reyes
MARIA EUGENIA BRAVO:
Sobre Exilios y derrotas (on Exiles and Defeats)
Circo Romano (Roman Circus)
Salmo (Psalm)
Sobre Redford, la Schneider y otras cuestriones (on Robert Redford, Maria Schneider and other matters)

ALFREDO CORDAL:
La investidura de 'El Dorado' (The Investiture of 'El Dorado')
La Case visitada (The Haunted House)
El loco del Taro (The Fool of the Tarot)
Pueblo Nuestro (Our People)

EDGARDO DURAN RESTREPO:
Y comio igual que ayer (And he ate as yesterday)
En carrilera (En route)
Mujer? 0 Sueno (Lady? or Dream?)

RICARDO GARCIA CURBELO:
Carta a mi Pueblo (Letter to my Town)
El Irracional (The Irrational)

CARLOS GONGORA:
En el Templo Mayor (At the Main Temple)
Inicio (Beginning)

ENRIQUE PARADA:
Te dejo estas lineas (I leave you these lines I have so thought about)
Tu vivias detras de los jardines (You lived behind the summer gardens)

SERGIO REGULES:
En mi sueno (in my dream)
Aqui estoy (Here I stand)
Uruguay campeon del mundo (Uruguay, World Champions)

ROBERTO RIVERA-REYES:
Los Molinos de Don Quijote (Don Quixote's Watermills)
La Primavera de Michae Dolan (Michal Dolan's Spring)
Cisne de Cuello Negro (Black-Necked Swan)
Ven Seamos (So Let's Live)

JORGE SALGADO ROCHA
Cuatro de Septiembre (Fourth of September)
Nostalgia dividida (Separation)
Regalos para ti (Presents for you)
Retorno (Going back)

PEDRO SARDUY
Especulaciones en Paris (Speculations in Paris)

PEDRO SERRANO
El Cortesano (The Courtier)
La Sirena (The Mermaid)



Latin American Poetry
Kitchen, David. 'Axed Between The Ears', published in 1987 in Great Britain in paperback by Heinemann Educational Publishers, 102pp, ISBN 0435145304. Condition: Brand New. Price: £2.50, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book: At the heart of this book are poems that school children of secondary school age have chosen as great poetry - ones that evoked strong positive responses from pupils. Some of the poems work when properly introduced and performed; when the teacher has a streak of the dramatic about them and enhances the poem with some performance such as The Farmer's Wife and Gresford Disaster! Suggestions for written or oral work have been included to save the teacher time setting related work.

This book essentially meets the need for a collection of poems that your children will like and will respond to; a collection of poems that they should have in their collection because they are such good poems. Combined with the additional thought-provoking exercises set throughout the book (for teachers to use essentially and containing questions; essays; set work, etc), this book provides a perfect base for discussing poetry in the classroom

Includes the poems:
Run the Film Backwards by Sydney Carter
The Choice by Dorothy Parker
The Playground by Michael Rosen
'Not Wanted' by anonymous
Peerless Jim Driscoll by Vernon Scannell
Streemin by Roger McGough
First Day by J. I. Jones
The Lesson by Roger McGough
Declaration of Intent by Steve Turner
Mabel by Stewart Henderson
Friday Nights by Philomena Broderick
Friends by Elizabeth Jennings
The Farmer's Wife by Anonymous
Green Man in the Garden by Charles Causley
'Petronella' by Jeffrey Grenfell-Hill
Save It for the Kids by Mick Johnson
A Sequence of Poems for my Daughter, Christmas '83 by Debi Hinton
First Love by Mary Dorcey
Riddles (anonymous)
Love Grows Old Too by Roger Palmer
Old Age Report by Adrian Mitchell
Beautiful Old Age by D. H. Lawrence
In Oak Terrace by Tony Connor
Geriatric Ward by Phoebe Hesketh
The Inheritor by Herbert Williams
Brain Damaged by Margot Stewart
Pneumoconiosis by Duncan Bush
The Gresford Disaster by Anonymous
Daily London Recipe by Steve Turner
Song of the Wagondriver by B. S. Johnson
A Danish Pastry Lament by Stewart Henderson
A Working Mum by Sally Flood
Meditation on the A30 by John Betjeman
Quiet Fun by Harry Graham
In the Cemetery by Thomas Hardy
Notting Hill Polka by W. Bridges-Adam
Ianto the Undertaker by Bryn Griffiths
Freedom (Holloway, Spring 1969) by Pat Arrowsmith
Parent's Sayings by Michael Rosen
Poor, but Honest (an old music hall song, author unknown)
The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy
Nice Men by Dorothy Byrne
A Girl's Song by Leslie Norris
Hedgehog by Anthony Thwaite
Our Budgie by Harri Webb
Travelling Through the Dark by William Stafford
Death of a Cat by Anthony Thompson
A Case of Murder by Vernon Scannell
The Dog Lovers by Spike Milligan
Song of the Battery Hen by Edwin Brock
Lone Dog by Irene McLeod
Vegetarian Verse by David Brazier
Killing A Whale by David Gill
Dumb Insolence by Adrian Mitchell
What's the Matter? Or How to Do Nothing and Lose Everything by Michael Rosen
The National Union of Children by Roy Fuller
The National Association of Parents by Roy Fuller
Nooligan by Roger McGough
Atrocities by Siegfried Sassoon
Green Beret by Ho Thien
The Identification by Roger McGough
Kill The Children by James Simmons
First Blood by John Stallworthy
Plug In, Turn On, Look Out by Peter Roche
Requirements in the Shelter by Adrian Mitchell
The Appeal by Steve Turner
The Diet by Maureen Burge
Eat, Drink and Be Sick by Pam Ayres
The Hayes, Cardiff (for Robert Oats) by Geraint Jarman
Never Again by Harri Web
Adrian Henri's Talking After Christmas Blues by Adrian Henri
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine
After We've Gone by Fran Landesman

 

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Clark, Leonard (selected by; editor); Hughes, Shirley (illustrator). Flutes and Cymbals: Poetry for the Young, published in 1968 in Great Britain, in hardback with dustjacket, 104pp, ISBN 0370010906. Condition: Good, but slightly worn and vintage condition; The dustjacket and book both show signs of age and use - the dj has had the price clipped from the front flap and it has wear to the edges, particularly the top and bottom of the spine and the top back edge where it is creased and suffering from tiny little rips to the edge. There's a 1cm tear on the back bottom edge. Price: £8.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard price (£2.80 for UK buyers; more for overseas customers)
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About this book/synopsis: Flutes and Cymbals is a poetry book designed to give pleasure to both eye and ear, a book for young (not very young) children to possess themselves, as well as a book from which parents and teachers will read aloud. Given that it's aimed at the slightly older child, there are no nursery rhymes in here, but there are many poems and extracts of longer poems more fitted to their age and experience. It contains a wide range of poems by past and present [1968] poets. The compiler, Leonard Clark, who has experience as a teacher, poet and editor of many poetry anthologies, writes in his introduction, 'The general aim has been to provide sensation but to avoid sensationalism, sentiment but not sentimentality, toughness but not violence and horror, genuine poetry rather than poetic propaganda.' He explains his choice of authors and the effect of poetry on children who are becoming more fully aware of the world around them, and how this necessarily limited election may well provide an introduction to a much wider range of poetry at a later stage in their development. Even so, a look at the contents list whill show how ably Leonard Clark has varied and extended his selection. For her illustrations in this book, Shirley Hughes was named as runner-up for the Library Association's 1968 Kate Greenaway Medal

Contents:
Words and Music
Extract from The Lotus Easters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Romance by W. J. Turner
Music by John Fletcher
Spanish Folk Song Translated by S. de Madrariaga
Extract from The Hill of Vision by James Stephens
A Counting-Out Rhyme by Anonymous
Introduction from Songs of Innocence by William Blake
Talk by D. H. Lawrence
The Pilgrim by John Bunyan

Town and Country
Town and Country by Thomas Moult
Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Extract from Chaucer's Thames by William Morris
Extract from Grongar Hill by John Dyer
Extract from The Cry of the Children by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Evening Over the Forest by Beatrice Mayor
Up at Piccadilly, o! by Anonymous
Sowing by Edward Thomas
Extract from Evening by P. B. Shelley
Extract from Beleaguered Cities by F. L. Lucas

Around the Year
Winter the Huntsman by Osbert Sitwell
Extract from Cold Blows the Wind by John Hamilton
Snow Harvest by Andrew Young
Extract from Tardy Spring by George Meredith
Old Dan'l by L. A. G. Strong
The Youthful Spring by Thomas Carew
Extract from On a May Morning by John Milton
Extract from The Saddest Noise, the Sweetest Noise by Emily Dickinson
Summer by Richard Aldington
Extract from The Greenwood by W. L. Bowles
Extract from The Shower by Henry Vaughan
Extract from Choric Song by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Extract from To Autumn by John Keats
Autumn by John Clare

Wind and Water
Extract from Jardins sous la Pluie by John Redwood-Anderson
And it was Windy Weather by James Stephens
Extract from Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
Noah by Siegfried Sassoon
The Wind and the Rain by W. W. Gibson
The Brook by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham
The Pool in the Rock by Walter de la Mare
Trade Winds by John Masefield
Cambridge by Frances Cornford

Home and Away
Extract from The Manor Farm by Edward Thomas
Extract from Wander-Thirst by Gerald Gould
Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nurse's Song by William Blake
Who's In by Elizabeth Fleming
My Heart's in the Highlands by Robert Burns
The Winter Trees by Clifford Dyment
The Emigrant by John Masefield

Man and Beast
Kindness to Animals by Anonymous
Double Dutch by Walter de la Mare
Extract from Badger by John Clare
Sheep by W. H. Davies
Oliphaunt by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extract from Fidelity by William Wordsworth
I have a Fawn by Thomas Moore
Extract from Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare
Extract from The Chameleon by James Merrick
When the Animals were let out of the Ark after the Flood (14th Century)
The Boy Fishing by E. J. Scovell

Long Ago
The Creation - extract from Metamorphoses by Ovid (Translated by Rolfe Humphries)
Riding Together by William Morris
The Knight's Tomb by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Extract from Flodden by Sir Walter Scott
The Discovery by J. C. Squire
The Minstrel Boy by Thomas Moore
Lord Randal by Anonymous
Meg Merrilies by John Keats
The Dismantled Ship by Walt Whitman
The Sands of Dee by Charles Kingsley

Christmas and Other Feasts
At Christmas by Anonymous
Extract from Hot Cake by Shu Hsi (translated by Arthur Waley)
An Old Grace by Anonymous
Extract from Christmas Time by Sir Walter Scott
A Rhyme for Shrove Tuesday by Anonymous
Pancakes by Christina Rossett
Bring us in Good Ale by Anonymous
Nose, Nose, Jolly Red Nose, by Beaumont and Fletcher
Busy, Curious, Thirsty Fly by Anonymous
Turtle Soup by Lewis Carroll

Index of First Lines; Index of Authors; Acknowledgements

 

Poetry for Children

Verses for Children
Gardner, Helen. 'The Metaphysical Poets', published in 1987 in Great Britain by Penguin Classics in paperback, 331pp, ISBN 014042038x. Condition: good, but vintage with tanning to internal pages. Price: ONE PENCE, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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Gardner, Helen (ed.; intro.). "The Metaphysical Poets", published in 1967 (rev. ed.), in Great Britain by Penguin, in paperback, 331pp, no ISBN. Condition: Good, clean copy with a touch of wear to the cover edges and a crease to the bottom right corner of the front cover. Price: £2.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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  • The Metaphysical Poets [top]
    Introduced and edited by Helen Gardner
    This selection 1st published in 1957
    Reprinted 1959, 1961, 1963 and 1965
    Revised edition published in 1966 and reprinted in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971
    3rd (revised) edition published in 1972 and reprinted in 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 (twice), 1982, 1983 and 1984
    Published in Penguin Classics in 1985, 1986 and
    Reprinted in 1987 in Great Britain by Penguin Classics in paperback, 331pp, ISBN 014042038x

About this book/synopsis: In this important and influential anthology, Dame Helen Gardner has collected together those seventeenth-century poets who, although never self-consciously a school, did possess in common certain features of argument and powerful persuasion which have come to be described as 'metaphysical'. Characterised by a pungent concentration of thought and a sinewy strength of style, these poems are among the most challenging and beautiful in the English language

Contents:
Introduction; Notes on the Text; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the Third Edition

Sir Walter Ralegh
The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage
'What is our Life?'

Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke
Caelica: Sonnets 87 and 88
Chorus Sacerdotum

Robert Southwell
Marie Magdalens Complaint
The Burning Babe
New Heaven, New Warre

William Shakespeare
The Phoenix and the Turtle

William Alabaster
Upon the Ensignes of Christes Crucifyinge

Sir Henry Wotton
A Hymn to my God in a night of my late Sicknesse
On his Mistris, the Queen of Bohemia
Upon the Sudden Restraint of the Earle of Somerset

John Donne
Satyre: Of Religion
Elegie: His Picture
Elegie: On his Mistris
Elegie: To his Mistris Going to Bed
Also: The Calme, The Flea, The Good-Morrow; Song: 'Goe, and catche a falling starre'; The Undertaking; The Sunne Rising; The Canonization; Song: 'Sweetest love, I do not goe; Aire and Angels; The Anniversarie; Twicknam Garden; Loves Growth; The Dreame; A Valediction: of Weeping; Loves Alchymie; A Nocturnall upon S. Lucies day; The Apparition; A Valediction: forbidding mourning; The Extasie; Loves Deitie; The Will; The Relique; The Expiration; To Mr Rowland Woodward; AND:
Holy Sonnets: Divine Meditations
1. 'As due by many titles I resigne'
2. 'Oh my blacke Soule! now thou are summoned'
3. 'This is my playes last scene, here heavens appoint'
4. 'At the round earths imagin'd corners, blow'
5. 'If poysonous mineralls, and if that tree'
6. 'Death be not proud, though some have called thee'
Holy Sonnet: 'Batter my heart, three person'd God; for, you'
Holy Sonnet: 'Since she whome I lovd, hath payd her last debt'
Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward
A Hymne to Christ, at the Authors last going into Germany
Hymne to God my God, in my sicknesse
A Hymne to God the Father

Ben Jonson
Epitaph on S. P.
My Picture left in Scotland
A Hymne to God the Father

Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury
To his Watch, when he could not sleep
Elegy over a Tomb
Sonnet of Black Beauty
An Ode upon a Question moved, Whether Love should continue for ever?

Aurelian Townshend
To the Countesse of Salisbury
Youth and Beauty
A Dialogue betwixt Time and a Pilgrime
Song: 'Though regions farr devided'
To the Lady May
Upon Kinde and True Love

Sir Francis Kynaston
To Cynthia. On concealement of her beauty
To Cynthia. On her changing

Henry King
Sonnet: 'Tell me no more how fair she is'
The Surrender
The Exequy
Sic Vita
My Midnight Meditation
A Contemplation upon Flowers

Francis Quarles
On Those That Deserve it
On Zacheus
A Forme of Prayer
Wherefore hidest thou thy face
My beloved is mine, and I am his

George Herbert
The Agonie; Redemption; Easter-wings; Affliction; Prayer; The Temper; Jordan (I); Deniall; Vanitie; Vertue; The Pearl; Man; Life; Mortification; Jordan (II); Dialogue; The Collar; The Pulley; The Flower; Aaron; The Forerunners; Discipline; Death; Love

Thomas Carew
An Elegie upon the death of Dr John Donne
Mediocritie in love rejected
To my inconstant Mistris
Perswasions to enjoy
Boldnesse in love
Elegy on Maria Wentworth
To Ben. Jonson
To a Lady that desired I would love her
Song: 'Aske me no more where Jove bestowes'
To Master George Sands

Owen Felltham
Song: 'When, Dearest, I but think on thee'

William Habington
Against them who lay unchastity to the sex of Women
Nox nocti indicat Scientiam
Song: 'Fine young folly, though you were'

Thomas Randolph
An Elegie
Upon his Picture
On a maide of honour

Sir William Davenant
To the Queene, entertain'd at night
For the Lady, Olivia Porter
Song: 'The Lark now leaves his watry Nest'
Endimion Porter and Olivia
The Philosopher and the Lover
The Souldier going to the Field

Edmund Waller
To my young Lady, Lucy Sidney
The selfe-banished
Song: 'Goe lovely Rose'
Of my lady Isabella playing on the Lute
An Apologie for having loved before
Of the Last Verses in the Book

Sir Richard Fanshawe
An Ode upon His Majesties Proclamation
The Fall

John Milton
On Shakespear
On the University Carrier
On Time

Sir John Suckling
Song: 'Why so pale and wan fond Lover?'
Sonnet: 'Of thee (kind boy) I ask no red and white
Sonnet: 'Oh! for some honest Lovers ghost'
Song: 'Out upon it, I have lov'd'

Sidney Godolphin
Constancye
Song: 'Or love me lesse, or love me more'
Song: 'Noe more unto my thoughts appeare'
Hymn: 'Lord when the wise men came from farr'

William Cartwright
To Chloe who wish'd her self young enough for me
A New-years-gift to Brian Lord Bishop of Sarum
On the Queens Return from the Low Countries

Richard Crashaw
Wishes to his (supposed Mistresse)
On Hope, by way of Question and Answer, betweene A. Cowley, and R. Crashaw
And he answered them nothing
To our Lord, upon the Water made Wine
The Weeper
An Hymne of the Nativity, sung as by the Shepheards
Hymn to Sainte Teresa
Charitas Nimia: or the Deare Bargain
A Letter to the Countess of Denbigh

John Cleveland
To the State of Love, or the Senses Festival
The Antiplatonick
Epitaph on the Earl of Strafford
Drinking
Hymn to Light

Richard Lovelace
To Lucasta, Going to the Warres
To Amarantha, That she would dishevell her haire
Gratiana dauncing and singing
The Scrutinie
The Grass-hopper
To Althea, from Prison

Andrew Marvell
A Dialogue between The Resolved Soul, and Created Pleasure
On a Drop of Dew
The Coronet
Eyes and Tears
Bermudas
A Dialogue between the Soul and Body
The Nymph complaining for the death of her Faun
To his Coy Mistress
The Fair Singer
The Definition of Love
The Picture of little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers
The Mower to the Glo-Worms
The Garden
An Horatian Ode upon Cromwel's Return from Ireland

Henry Vaughan
Regeneration
The Showre
The Retreate
'Come, come, what doe I here?'
The Morning-watch
'Silence, and stealth of dayes! 'tis now'
Peace
The Dawning
The World
Man
'I walkt the other day (to spend my hour)'
'They are all gone into the world of light!'
Cock-crowing
The Starre
The Night
The Water-fall
Quickness

Thomas Stanley
The Magnet
The Repulse
La Belle Confidente

John Hall
The Call
An Epicurean Ode
On an Houre-glasse

Thomas Traherne
On News
Shadows in the Water

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
The Mistress
A Song: 'Absent from thee I languish still'
A Song of a Young Lady. To her Ancient Lover
Love and Life
Upon Nothing

Thomas Heyrick
On a Sunbeam
On the Death of a Monkey

Richard Leigh
The Eccho
Sleeping on her Couch

John Norris of Bemerton
Hymn to Darkness

Select Reading List; Biographical Notes; Index of First Lines; Index of Authors



English Poets of the 16th and 17th Centuries


Ben Jonson


John Donne


Henry Vaughan


16th Century Poetry


17th Century Poetry
Reeves, James (Ed., commentary). 'The Modern Poet's World', Heinemann, 1957, hardcover with dustjacket, 132 pages. Good condition, clean copy. Small rip to top of dj. Price £1.70 (not including postage & packing, which for UK buyers is Amazon's standard £2.75 charge)
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Published as part of the poetry bookshelf series. The book contains an anthology of poems aimed at exhibiting the variety, scope and characteristic idiom of the poetry of the first half of the 20th Century and its roots in the later 19th Century. It offers representative examples of the work of some 45 English and American poets. It has an introductory essay on the function of poetry in the world of today and with its full explanatory comments on individual poems, this volume is complete in itself. It is a complementary volume to 'The Poets World', which by the 1950s had established itself as one of the most representative annotated selection of English Poets.

Contents:
The book looks at the poets included in alphabetical order and they are listed below:

Wystan Hugh Auden
Who's Who
Culture
The Capital

George Barker
My Joy, My Jockey, My Gabriel
To My Mother

John Betjeman
Indoor Games Near Newbury

Edmund Blunden
The Recovery
Another Altar
In my time
Report on Experience
To our Catchment board

Norman Cameron
Central Europe
Steep, Stone Steps

Roy Campbell
The Zebras
The Zulu Girl
On Some South African Novelists

Edward Estlin Cummings
the Cambridge Ladies
what if a much of a which of a wind
it's over a (see just
you shall above all things be glad and young

William Henry Davies (1871-1940)
I am the Poet Davies, William
The Bust
The Tugged Hand

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)
The Bead Mat
The Feckless Dinner Party

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed
Faith is a Fine Invention
The Sky is Low, the Clouds are Mean
I Heard a Fly Buzz when I Died
A Narrow Fellow in the Grass

Thomas Stearns Eliot/T. S. Eliot
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Animula
Lines for an old Man

William Empson
To an Old Lady

D. J. Enright
University Examinations in Egypt

James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)
To a Poet A Thousand Years hence

Robert Frost
The Tuft of Flowers
Mending Wall
Too Anxious for Rivers

David Gascoyne
Snow in Europe

Robert Graves
Lost Acres
On Dwelling
The Poets
The Great-grandmother
Lollocks

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
I Look into my Glass
At a Lunar Eclipse
A Broken Appointment
The Self-Unseeing
The House of Hospitalities
After a Journey
Where the Picnic Was
Heredity

John Heath Strauss
Don Juan Muses

Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Starlight Night
The Windhover
I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark

Alfred Edward Housman
Her strong enchantments failing
When first my way to fair I took
Tell me not here, it needs not saying
Fancy's Knell

Elizabeth Jennings
The Enemies

David Herbert Lawrence
Letter from town: the almond tree
Discord in Childhood
Baby Running Barefoot
Snake
Humming-bird
Let Us Be Men
The Optimist

Alun Lewis (1915-1944)
In Hospital: Poona

Cecil Day Lewis
Nearing Again the Legendary Isle

Louis Macniece
Brother Fire
Entirely

Charles Madge
Fortune

Edward Muir
Merlin
The Return
The Animals

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). War poet, died in action.
Dulce et Decorum Est
Futility
Anthem for Doomed Youth

Ezra Pound
A Pact
Salutation
A Girl

Frank Templeton Prince
To a Man on his Horse

Kathleen Raine
The Moment

John Crowe Ransom
Old Man Playing with Children
Winter Remembered
Piazza Piece
Blue Girls
Dead Boy

Lynette Roberts
The Seasons

Siegfried Sassoon
Devotion to Duty
Brevities
Eulogy of my House
Gloria Mundi

Martin Seymour-Smith
Green Wall my Grave

Edith Sitwell
How Many Heavens
Girl and Butterfly

Stephen Spender
My Parents Kept me from Children who were Rough
Shapes of Death Haunt Life

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
The Hunchback in the Park
Fern Hill

Edward Thomas (1877-1917)
Tears
February Afternoon

Arthur Waley
Business Men
Protest in the Sixth Year of Ch'ien Fu
Illness
The Harper of Chao
Madly Singing in the Mountains
The Red Cockatoo

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
September 1913
Sailing to Byzantium
Stream and Sun at Glendalough

Andrew Young
A Prehistoric Camp
Cuckoos
A Windy Day

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Jones, Allison. 'Past Poets - Future Voices. 2010 Poetry Competition for 11-18 year-olds', published in 2010 in Great Britain by YoungWriters, in paperback, 227pp, ISBN 9780857391865. Condition: New and unread. Price: £15.95, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book [from back cover]: With their fertile imaginations and naturally inquisitive minds, young adults are most definitely the voices of the future. Taking their inspiration from the poetry of past masters such as Shakespeare and Wilfred Owen, our talented writers tackle complex poetic forms such as the sonnet, giving them a fresh modern outlook. Showing their levels of maturity and capability, they explore timeless thems such as love and war, as well as giving their own unique insight into the next generation's life. Full of energy, enthusiasm and creativity, we are sure you'll agree that this entertaining anthology is a keepsake to enjoy time and time again.

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Me and My Mum by Kenny Izatt; Saturday Night by Rebecca Thomas; The Ballad of the Sunken Yacht by Matt Grimston; Fishy Thief by Jamie Young; The Ballad of Princess Diana by Rhiannon Michelle Taylor; War by Lucy Peters; Ballad of Scribblenauts by Elliott Kerwick; Asian Hornets by Oliver Sayer; The Ballad of Helen Skelton by Daniel Reid; The Ballad of the Adopting Hen by Elsa Anderson; The Ballad of the Piece of Paper by Lauren Wiltshire; Tony Blair Lost His Job by Harlie-Jaine Rolft; The Ballad of Madeleine McCann by Ben Cossar; The Ballad of Ruben by Bradley Lambell; The Ballad of Madeleine McCann by Heidi Padoin; The Ballad of Ruben by George Jones; The Balled of the 20 Minute Coaster Terror by Daniel Goodenough; The Plane Crash by Ryan Parker; The Ballad of the Super Car by Musa Ahmad; The Ballad of Ruben by Ollie Shaw; The Ballad of Young Love Blossoms at Hogwarts! by Isabelle Kersley; The Ballad of Ruben by Courtney Edenbrow; The Ballad of Hairstyle by Amber Burton; Volcanic Eruption by Rabin Magar; The Ballad of Bournemouth Bees by Robert Scott; Michael Jackson by Brian Radwell; Ballad of A Hero by Thomas Gammell; Jade Goody was Very Brave by Bethany Stevens; My Ballad - Ash by Ben Johnson; Chelsea Won The Title But They Are Still Rubbish by Rafal Slomkowski; Election Ballad Poem by James Ackland; The Ash Cloud by Tom Cohen; The Volcano by Tom Langham; Jade Goody by Sophie Smith; The Longest Night (Haiti Earthquake) by Megan Johnson; Jade Goody by Loren Barnard; Volcanic Ash Cloud by Jacob Rudge; My Squirrel Poem by Jordan Merritt; It's Nature I Tell You, Nature by Renée Shaw; I Look Into The Mirror by Alisha King; Who and What Am I...? by Awyis Hussain; I Miss You... by Bryony Akerman; Twilight by Heather Thompson; A Drop of Blood by Omar Mahmood; Winter Fun by Lucy Whayman; August by Ben Chamberlain; In The Woods by Shannon Brown; Peleliu by Edward Clapton; Rag Doll Adventure by Charlie Walker; Heavy Sins by Benayak Karki; Love by Hannah Elliss; The Holiday by Thomas Stevens; Our Love Goes On And On! by Stephanie Karenga; On The Island of Jamaica by Charlotte Brain; War by Chelsea Bryon; A Whole Day At Beaufort School by Daniel Stewart; The Dark Deep Eyes by Emma Philip; Man Vs Nature by Joshua Dowd; Life by Shannon Kelly; Die for Love by Courtney Wood; Hated! by Courtney Hodges; A Shinigami Death Note by Kayleigh Andrews; In Your Dreams by Sian Scarratt; The Meadow by Georgia Sandford; Love Wasn't For Him by Leah Robinson; My Cousin Rhys by Amy Balding; Mysterious Creature of the Sea by Megan Reeves; The Passion of Love by Taylor Sandford; Sam and Dayna by Jessica Crane; Something Wasn't Right by Chelsea Burnham; My Journey Home by Lauren Louise Stroud; Unfortunate Love by Laura Beacham; The Magic of the World Cup by Steven Bevan; In Your Dreams by Hannah Jones; Beware of the Tigers! by Daniela Valkova; The Dreaded Supply by Owen Jones; Soldiers of the Wastelands by Timothy Reeves; Snow Fun by John Pemberton; The Silky Sea and Beautiful Beaches by Jordan Lord; Snooker by Ryan Shepherd; David Cameron Laughs by Craig Pierce; Dungeons by Charlotte Bailes; Parkour by Dan Langley; Sunny Summer Holidays by Harriet Fortey; Kitten To A Cat by Rhiannon Eveleigh; Full Moon by Kieran McDonagh; Newborn Puppies by Michelle Hodge; Summer Scenes by Rebecca Lawrence; Death by Rebecca Riselli; Boom, Boom, Clap! by Amreet Kaur Atwal; Falaq... by Tasmia Asif; My Mother by Kainaat Sheikh; Message to the BNP by Almira Rafeeque; Ibraheem by Sabeera Dar; Mum... by Tasnima Ahmed; Cottage So Spooky by Kiran Riaz; The Hidden Door by Muneebah Bashrat; My Little Sister...by Amina Rizvi; My Sister Sameen by Sehar Ahmad; ...She Is The Darkness And The Light...by Simranpreet Kaur Summan; She Is A...by Afeera Jamil; A Special Person by Amna Tariq; House 16 by Euan Jephcote; My Dear Elephant by Emily Garfield; The House! by Edie Stone; The Stairs by Nathan Evans; Dead by Sam Pennington; Depressing Wedding by Amy-Jo Taylor; Mrs Troubles And Her Bubbles by Lauren Knight; It's Locked by Bethan Heather Richards; Football Star by Jake Wolstencroft; Zero Hour by Ryan Harris; The Arc by Macauley Medcroft; Street Life by Cobi Ho; There! There! by Keeley Bishop;The Monster by Kefren Milne; The Darkness by James Blackshaw Dobbins; Dying London by Alexander Hitchman; And There She Lay by Bethany Stevens; Now And Then by Kelsey Webb; The Spiritual Jungle by Sam Mansell; My Love For You by Peter Lee; Scared by Gemma Dooley; The Secrets by James Bourke; Ghost by Jess Waghorn; Haunted House by Callum Dawson-Williams; Crying Forever by Lauren McLean; Crystal Clear by Chloe-May Barton; Dan The Man and His Ice Cream Van by Henry Noble; If I Had A Horse by Alice Jones; My Dog Molly by Daniel Bristow; No Man's Land by Katie Bishop and Amber Kirk; You're My Best Friend by Jazmin Qunta and Kirsty Russell; My Mum by Bethany Carreras; Don't Give Up by Jacob Andreassen; The New Boy by Elaine Kemp; True Friends by Ellie Wyatt; Friends by Jack French; Friends by Angus Knowler; A True Friend Is...by Billie Allbury-Smith; What Is It? by Lianna Wallace; Friendship by Laura Wells and Amie Chattenton; My Dog by Charlotte Lavender; If I Could by Michael Welbourne; Together by Hannah Tyler; If You Call Me by Adam Shallcross; A Day On A Sunny Beach by Paige Souten; The Performer by Aimee Miller; What Is It? by Gemma Lawrance; The Concert by Lauren Butler; My Family by Toby Patey-Ford; Love by Emma Clark; A Love Poem by Molly Palmer; The Daffodils by Charlotte Pursey; Autumn Days by Charley Bray; Now You're Gone! by Rebecca Harding; Just Because by Shawni James Vickery; The World by Laura Szandrowycz; My Poem by Tobiasz Nadworny; Fish by Samara Edwards; The Tragic Story of Tom Mullaney by Lucy Meilack; Stieg Larsson by Elly Ambridge; The Iceland Volcano by Alex Von Barnholt; Only Once by Jessica Kraft; The Story of Joe by Sophie-Rose McDonagh; Apart At Last...But Together Forever by Emily Simpson; Conjoined Twins by Leyla Owen; Don't Mind Me, I Live Here by Skye Ostermeyer; Government by Jess Douglas; Friends by Richard Crawley; My Teddy by Darrian George-Johnson; The Voices by Xyla Jacobs; Clowns by Caity Hicks; Missing! by Emma Prince; Alone! by Charlotte Louise Helene Lawrence; I Want To Live The World For Someone by Charlie Basham; The Night by Jeremiah Patel; I Wonder Why by Olivia Sutherland; That Little Bird by Dannii Laine; Holding On by Shannon Johnson; Trapped by Katie Chaplin; Stronger! by Shannon Sewell; Childhood! by Chelsea Chatfield; A Day At School by Candice Sobers; Young Love by Eloise Wells; A Day At School by Owen Lander; Sins of Our Fathers by Ryan Allington; Everlasting Love by Ellen Day; I Am Onica by Onica Hussain; Miracles by Chloe Wright; Can You Guess? by Devon Old-Gooch; Baby Love by Warren Curtis; Baby I Love You by Laura Bowen; Football Sonnet by Jack Pod; I Don't Care! by Chloe Adams; Life by Toni Maria Abrahams; I Was Young by Rhiannon Culley; The Time by Ryan Shimmon; I Remember by Sydney Lawson-Whitear; The Gritty City by Jordan Cook and Brad Goodchild; The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Duric-Last; War by Olivia Halsey; The One Who Made My Heart Shine by Chloe Louise Bartrum; Parents by Ben Aldous; Food Weather by Thomas Desborough; World Cup Battle by Jack Carnell; The Saviour From Darkness by Connor Tompsett; What Am I? by Miles Taylor; Outer Space by Michael Beven; Haiku Poems by Harry Stapley; What is War? by Jozef Szkoda; Liverpool FC by Max Turner Howard; Why I Follow Thee? by Aneghe Regina Onodjamue; Water Through And Through by Natalie Smith; Life by Shannon Gibson; Bad News, Good News by Eleanor Dunn; Embarrassed by Yourself by Megan Rowe; We Have One Thing In Common By Emilia Bugg; You'll Get Through It by Ellie Bancroft-Blake; All I Hear From You by Alex Keech; Changes by Abigail Perrin; Love and Life by Tia Harris; Some People by Harriet Beacon; Rules by Lucy Alexander; Friendship is the Key by Lauren Kirby; Life is Hard by Lowri Jones; They Say...by Leah Carter; Together Forever by Rianna Clark; Most People, But I...by Casey Page; Sometimes by Rebecca Stanton; Life by Megan Creamer; Don't Leave by Holly Smith; Just Stop And Stare by Mohammed Ibrar Ali Razaq; Ups And Downs by Alice Cole; Seasons by Robert Dyster; Locked Inside Myself by Rachel Lammin; The Move by Madeleine Oliver; A Life Of An Eagle by Adam Chave-Jones; Happiness by Amy Butcher; A Place To Be by Georgina Wood; Chocolate by Luke Seymour; Jobs by Maisie Turner; The Sea by Emily Wilson; The Crash by Sophie Adams; Saturn by Catherine Powell; When I Rule The World by Naomi Koefman; What We Need by Alice Harvey; Hammy by Emma Sidey; My Lyrical Poem by Blake Wilson; Why Can't I Think of Anything to Write? by Eleanor Nicolaides; Mystery Object by Will Norman; Magic Swing by Beth Carpenter; The Avocado by James Cunningham; Friendship by Chloe Giles; Just On Your Own by Frankie Overton Hatton; Snow by Katie Scott; Four Seasons by Molly Greenfield; The Chair by Olivia Winter; I Must Survive by Eden Sinclair; War by Josh Brown; Hate by Euan Farrow; Winter to Spring by James Moul; Smiling by Jack Leyland; The Yuki Within Me by Jessica Campbell; Traveller by Jack Day; Night-Time Museum by Emma-Louise Downe; Olimpia - My Little Delight by Bryony Ford; Autumn Fun by Megan Humphrey; Beach by Aimée Mundy; The Status Quo by Nancy Jones; Nothing by Jessica Allen; Turkey by Ayda Khanchi; Angels Are Taking You by Rachele Anne Lewis; The Noise by Laura Felton-Hustwitt; The Sales by Abigail Kelly; Ashfield by Isabella Wolfe; It Was All A Dream by Annabelle Abrahams; Summer by Jessie Stack; Vampire by Alya Omar; Dominican Republic by Millie Guy; My Pencil Case by Paloma Sanz; Thorpeness by Lydia Prior; City Of My Heart by Meredith Mills; Mist by Laura Bettany; New York City by Jemima Bouch; Easter by Katie Webster; One Cold, Icy Winter by Emily Muggleton; The Darkness by Eunice Christine Otoo; Dream Within A Dream by Amy Layzell; Sadness by Anna Price; My Best Friend by Ruby Yeomans; My First Love by Hannah Jones; Summer by Maariya Arshad; The Road Of The Future by Jasmine Tuson; Pollution by Kerys Meredew; Just by Chloe Moore; Rainforest by Jordan Onraet-Wells; Is Death The Only Answer by William Parker; What About Me? by Nicole Montague; No Man's Land by Rory Purvis; Court Martial by Jack Willmott; On My Way To School by Sediqah-Jaye Thompson-Miller; The Seasons by Molly Coker; If I Had A Time Machine... by Larhys Skidmore; If I Had A Time Machine By Alex Ronnie Alan Nicholson; If I Had A Time Machine By Richard Langton; If I Had A Time Machine By Cacey-Jayne Cox; If I Had A Time Machine By Keith King; If I Had A Time Machine By Ashton Thomas Silk



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Rosen, Michael; Graham, Bob. 'Poems for the Very Young', published in 1993 in Great Britain by Kingfisher Books, in hardback, 77pp, ISBN 1856971163. Condition: fair or acceptable - has dents and scuffs on the outside and a bit of pen on a few of the inside pages. Price: £2.20, not including post and packing, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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About this book/synopsis: Poems for the Very Young is a wonderfully varied collection of poems chosen by Michael Rosen and illustrated with wit and exuberance by Bob Graham. Its contents range from the hilariously funny to the thought-provoking, from playground rhymes and nonsense verse to poems by favourite writers, classic and modern. Imaginative and entertaining, this is an inspiring first poetry anthology for children and grown-up to share. As Michael Rosen says in his introduction - poetry is probably the most physical you can get with a language - playing with words and sounds and showing how beautiful the language can be, and how amazing it can sound when mixed up and rearranged - it's a way of discovering and understanding the structure and usage of language and words around you. It conveys feelings, ideas and observation and little readers should sing, shout and chant these poems whilst running their fingers and eyes over the brilliant pictures from Bob Graham

Poems Included are (front to back):
Wakey, Wakey by Anon
The Dustman by Clive Sansom
I can put my socks on by Tony Bradman
Buttons by W. Kingdon-Ward
Hair by Max Fatchen
Up to the Ceiling by Charles Thomson
To Market, To Market by Anon
Sugarcake Bubble by Grace Nichols
One, two, three, four by Anon
When Jacky's a good boy by Anon
The Barber by Anon
The Window Cleaner by M. Long
Mrs Peck-Pigeon by Eleanor Farjeon
Man Fat by Anon
Jump or Jiggle by Evelyn Beyer
Hare Song (Traditional North American)
What a sad sight-dead butterflies by Shiki Japan
Whisky Frisky by Anon
Cats by Eleanor Farjeon
Three Mice by Charlotte Druitt Cole
Jack Sprat's pig by Anon
Froggie, froggie by Anon
The Kangaroo (Traditional Australian)
Jumble Jingle by Laura E. Richards
What are you? (Traditional Catch-Rhyme)
Can you keep a secret by Anon
Oliver Twist (Traditional)
Acker Backer (Traditional)
Up and Down (Traditional)
Lily Lee by Isobel Best
What's Your Name (Traditional)
So-So Joe by John Agard
Little boy, little boy (Traditional)
Doctor Stickles by Sheree Fitch
Hugh, Hugh by Dennis Lee
Anna Elise, she jumped with surprise by Anon
Honey Bear by Elizabeth Lang
Grandad's dinners by Joan Poulson
Kitty by Doug Macleod
Happy birthday by Anon
Tippety, tippety tin by Anon
Hog Dogs Forever by Sonja Dunn
Zelba Zinnamon by Sheree Fitch
Chocolate Milkshake by Tania Mead
If You're No Good at Cooking by Kit Wright
Spaghetti! Spaghetti! by Jack Prelutsky
A Man said to me by Anon
I am running in a circle by Jack Prelutsky
Fire by Anon
Did you see my wife by Anon
My little old man and I fell out by Anon
Little Jumping Joan by Anon
Mrs Brown by Anon
The Rat Catcher (Traditional)
Dan, Dan by Anon
The Songster by Stevie Smith
Little Tee-Wee by Anon
Mabel Murple by Sheree Fitch
Boo Hoo by Arnold Spilka
Bibblibonty by Rose Fyleman
De Bottleman by John Agard
Sugar Train by George Watson
Portrait of a Motorcar by Carl Sandburg
The Hill Was Steep by Raj Tanday
Freewheeling on a bike by Robert Gray
Goodness Gracious by Margaret Mahy
Nicholas Naylor by Charles Causley
If You Ever by Anon
"Splash," said a raindrop by Anon
April Rain Song by Langston Hughes
Rain, Rain by Anon
Rinses in the Rain by Michael Rosen
In the Rain by René Cloke
An umbrella and a raincoat by Buson, Japan
Small talk by Duncan Ball
Sand by John Foster
I Can't Take the Sun No More, Man by Linval Quinland
Peter's Pop Kept a Lollipop Shop by Anon
Snow Thoughts by John Cunliffe
Footprints in the Snow by Gavin Ewart
I see Dinah Price by Anon
The More it Snows by A. A. Milne
The North Wind Doth Blow by Anon
The Kitty Ran Up the Tree by Dennis Lee
Beetle by Sylvia Gerdtz
My Gerbil by Rik Martin
A Little Talk by Anon
Someone Stole the Hedgehog by Wilbur G. Howcroft
The Diners in the Kitchen by James Whitcomb Riley
My Puppy by Aileen Fisher
There Was a Little Dog and He Had a Little Tail by Anon
Ping-Pong by Eve Merriam}
I Won't by Michell Magorian
Piggy to Joey by Stevie Smith
I Have None by Afua Cooper
In the Garden by Anon
Today I Saw a Little Worm by Spike Milligan
Janey Mac by Anon
A Good Play by Robert Louis Stevenson
Visiting by Jonathan Always
I Love My Belt by Jasmine Lehal
A Mum Calls for Her Children by Alexander Mthombeni
Fairy Story by Stevie Smith
Whipper-Snapper, Rooty-Tooty by Willard R. Espy
Me and My Grannie by Traditional Scottish
After a Bath by Aileen Fisher
Go to Bed, Tom by Anon
Diddle, diddle by Anon
The Moon by Ki Ellwood-Friery
Silverly by Dennis Lee
Late Last Night by Michael Rosen
The Falling Star by Sara Teasdale
Song by Traditional Philippines

Index of Titles and First Lines; Index of Poets; Acknowledgements



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