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100 Poems to Lift Your Spirits (2008)

by Leslie Pockell (Editor)

Other authors: Celia Johnson (Editor)

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No matter what the occasion, this collection of poems is the perfect gift to cheer up a friend or family member. Here, in this compact volume, are 100 poems written by the world's greatest poets, some inspiring, some hilarious, and all memorable. Each delightful poem is preceded by an illuminating headnote. Among the poems included are classics, such as Schiller's "Ode to Joy," Wordsworth's "My Heart Leaps Up," Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life," and Dickinson's "'Hope is the Thing with Feathers." This collection includes many more captivating works that take as their exhilarating theme the limitless possibilities of human existence. Whether it's through inspired nonsense or insightful commentary, these poems will leave readers feeling happier and enriched for having read them.… (more)
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Many beautiful POEMS rate Five Star reading and inspiration!

It would be good to edit out the depressing ones that bring it down a star.

Here are some of my favorites: ( )
  m.belljackson | Aug 19, 2022 |
A great selection of must-read poems. Some humorous and some spiritual and many thought provoking.
  BLTSbraille | Aug 29, 2021 |
While I really enjoyed being exposed to some new poems, some of the poems in this collection, like Poe's "The Bells" for instance, are most certainly not poems to lift your spirits. I think the author needs to look again for tone and edit the collection accordingly. ( )
  SandSing7 | Apr 1, 2020 |
In spite of the sappy-sounding title, this is a good poetry collection. Many are classic poems. However, there are several more recent poets also represented. Poems are divided in the following sections: Nature (poets include Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, e.e. cummings); Nonsense (humorous poems -- of course "Jabberwocky" is included); Spirituality ("All Things Bright and Beautiful" by Cecil Francis Alexander and "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann are my favorites from this section); The Human Connection (including "If" by Kipling).

A nice collection to have by your bedside, or wherever you would be inclined to pick it up to read through. ( )
  ValerieAndBooks | Feb 3, 2012 |
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No matter what the occasion, this collection of poems is the perfect gift to cheer up a friend or family member. Here, in this compact volume, are 100 poems written by the world's greatest poets, some inspiring, some hilarious, and all memorable. Each delightful poem is preceded by an illuminating headnote. Among the poems included are classics, such as Schiller's "Ode to Joy," Wordsworth's "My Heart Leaps Up," Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life," and Dickinson's "'Hope is the Thing with Feathers." This collection includes many more captivating works that take as their exhilarating theme the limitless possibilities of human existence. Whether it's through inspired nonsense or insightful commentary, these poems will leave readers feeling happier and enriched for having read them.

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