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The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry (original 1982; edition 1985)

by Seamus Heaney (Editor)

Series: Bags of Poetry (1)

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A collection of more than 400 hundred poems from all around the world.
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Title:The Rattle Bag: An Anthology of Poetry
Authors:Seamus Heaney
Info:Faber & Faber (1985), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 512 pages
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The Rattle Bag by Seamus Heaney (Editor) (1982)

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A collection of poems curated by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes for kiddos. Some old favorites (and for them to be favorites for me, you *know* they're *old*), some new (to me) delights, and a fair few that didn't really resonate with me. A mixed rattle bag, as it were. ( )
  electrascaife | Feb 9, 2020 |
The Rattle Bag is a mixed bag. William Blake gets eighteen entries, Rudyard Kipling none; Ogden Nash gets more entries than Sylvia Plath. By far the biggest contributor is Anonymous with his or her penchant for doggerel. There are, of course, many old favourites and new delights, but there are better poetry anthologies out there: I recommend Poem for the Day Books 1 and 2. ( )
  cappybear | Sep 29, 2017 |
If you want a book you can dip into, that you can use to explore different poets from around the world. That can be a reference point to start your voyage into the alleys, paths & highways of poetry this is a good book to start with.The poets covered, some are known, some famous, but theres obscure poems, anonymous poems, poets whose lines you see within these pages will set you off on the road to other works/writers.This book book is a key, a door, a path its up to you what you do with it. ( )
  parrishlantern | Jul 13, 2012 |
This is an unusual collection of international poems deliberately unsorted and randomly presented. Hugely enjoyable. I lost this book and recently found it and reread it in a B&B. I went close to stealing it. ( )
  denmoir | May 30, 2012 |
If you want a book you can dip into, that you can use to explore different poets from around the world. That can be a reference point to start your voyage into the alleys, paths & highways of poetry this is a good book to start with.The poets covered, some are known, some famous, but theres obscure poems, anonymous poems, poets whose lines you see within these pages will set you off on the road to other works/writers.This book book is a key, a door, a path its up to you what you do with it.

http://parrishlantern.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/rattle-bag-anthology-edited-by-ted.... ( )
  parrishlantern | Jun 6, 2010 |
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This anthology amassed itself like a cairn. - Introduction
Adieu, farewell earth's bliss, / This world uncertain is; / Fond are life's lustful joys, / Death proves them all but toys, / None from his darts can fly.
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