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The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001)

by Caroline Kennedy (Editor)

Other authors: Aeschylus (Contributor), Mary Austin (Contributor), Bashō (Contributor), Katherine Lee Bates (Contributor), Hilaire Belloc (Contributor)60 more, Elizabeth Bishop (Contributor), Sir Harold Boulton (Contributor), Jacqueline Bouvier (Contributor), Rupert Brooke (Contributor), George Gordon Byron, Lord (Contributor), Lewis Carroll (Contributor), Constantine P. Cavafy (Contributor), Chang Wu-chien (Contributor), John Clare (Contributor), Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Contributor), Countee Cullen (Contributor), e.e. cummings (Contributor), King David (Contributor), Emily Dickinson (Contributor), John Donne (Contributor), Saint Francis of Assisi (Contributor), Robert Frost (Contributor), Arthur Guiterman (Contributor), Homer (Contributor), Langston Hughes (Contributor), John Keats (Contributor), Daniel Lawrence Kelleher (Contributor), Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Contributor), Jimmy Kennedy (Contributor), Rudyard Kipling (Contributor), Edward Lear (Contributor), Vachel Lindsay (Contributor), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Contributor), Saint Luke (Contributor), Christopher Marlowe (Contributor), John Masefield (Contributor), Saint Matthew (Contributor), Edna St. Vincent Millay (Contributor), John Milton (Contributor), Clement Clarke Moore (Contributor), Alfred Noyes (Contributor), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Contributor), Saint Paul (Contributor), Pindar (Contributor), Edgar Allan Poe (Contributor), Sir Walter Raleigh (Contributor), Theodore Roethke (Contributor), Christina Rossetti (Contributor), Carl Sandburg (Contributor), Siegfried Sassoon (Contributor), William Shakespeare (Contributor), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Contributor), Sir Philip Sidney (Contributor), King Solomon (Contributor), Sophocles (Contributor), Stephen Spender (Contributor), Wallace Stevens (Contributor), Robert Louis Stevenson (Contributor), Alfred Tennyson, Lord (Contributor), Jean Toomer (Contributor), Winifred Welles (Contributor), Walt Whitman (Contributor), William Carlos Williams (Contributor), T.P. Cameron Wilson (Contributor), William Butler Yeats (Contributor)

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I love the poems that were selected. I thought so highly of Jackie Kennedy and her daughter Caroline. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Dec 19, 2021 |
Caroline Kennedy shares her mother's favorite poems.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 5, 2021 |
Enjoyable and interesting to read a selection of poems that inspired a "public person" whose life was followed by the press, but about whom most people were largely ignorant. I enjoyed reading her daughter Caroline's reminiscences along with poems that I admire. It brings a new perspective on a way of looking at life; even though they are not my favorites. ( )
  Diane-bpcb | Nov 23, 2015 |
This poetry anthology was disappointing since Ms. Kennedy did not identify any of the authors, provide any biographical information about them or the dates of the poems. Moreover, poems by many poets were included in different sections, and since there is no index, there is no easy way to find all the poems of a particular poet. Ms. Kennedy did write short introductions to each section, including information about her family and the value of poetry to them. Although I enjoyed some of the poems, as a whole I found Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's favorite poems not very inspiring. ( )
  sallylou61 | Apr 13, 2015 |
Collected and Introduced by Caroline Kennedy, this is a lovely collection of poetry. What makes the collection even more enjoyable to read are the tidbits of insight shared by Caroline about life with her oh so literate mother and father, from memorizing poems for their Daddy to Jacqueline's excitement in organizing an evening of poetry at the White House to the family tradition of writing or selecting a poem for their mother's birthday, Mother's Day, etc. Some classics, some sonnets, some historic moments. Very nice! ( )
  hemlokgang | Mar 27, 2012 |
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Kennedy, CarolineEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
AeschylusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Austin, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
BashōContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bates, Katherine LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Belloc, HilaireContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bishop, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boulton, Sir HaroldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bouvier, JacquelineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brooke, RupertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Byron, George Gordon, LordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carroll, LewisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cavafy, Constantine P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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David, KingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickinson, EmilyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donne, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Francis of Assisi, SaintContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frost, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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HomerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, LangstonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keats, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelleher, Daniel LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, Jacqueline BouvierContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kennedy, JimmyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kipling, RudyardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lear, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lindsay, VachelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Longfellow, Henry WadsworthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Luke, SaintContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marlowe, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Masefield, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Matthew, SaintContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Millay, Edna St. VincentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Milton, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, Clement ClarkeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Noyes, AlfredContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Onassis, Jacqueline KennedyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paul, SaintContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
PindarContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Poe, Edgar AllanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raleigh, Sir WalterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roethke, TheodoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rossetti, ChristinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sandburg, CarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Shakespeare, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shelley, Percy ByssheContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Solomon, KingContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Spender, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevens, WallaceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, Robert LouisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tennyson, Alfred, LordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Toomer, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Welles, WinifredContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whitman, WaltContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, William CarlosContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, T.P. CameronContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yeats, William ButlerContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloom, ClaireNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davis, ViolaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jennings, ByronNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Caroline Kennedy shares her mother's favorite poems organized Caroline Kennedy shares her mother's favorite poems organized and love, refection, and two original poems by her mother.

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Foreward / Caroline Kennedy

  • Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • America, the Beautiful / Katherine Lee Bates
  • For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration / Robert Frost
  • The Gift Outright / Robert Frost
  • Paul Revere's Ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • I Hear America Singing / Walt Whitman
  • Let America be America Again / Langston Hughes
  • Brown River, Smile / Jean Toomer
First Poems
  • Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • First Fig / Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Second Fig / Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Fog / Carl Sandburg
  • At the Ancient Pond / Basho
  • How Reluctantly / Basho
  • The Land of Counterpane / Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Swing / Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Bed in Summer / Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Teddy Bear's Picnic / Jimmy Kennedy
  • Three Ponies / Arthur Guiterman
  • The Yak / Theodore Roethke
  • Grizzly Bear / Mary Austin
  • The Elephant / Hilaire Belloc
  • The Little Turtle / Vachel Lindsay
  • Dogs and Weather / Winifred Welles
  • Little Trotty Wagtail / John Clare
  • The Owl and the Pussy-Cat / Edward Lear
  • The Crocodile / Lewis Carroll
  • Fireflies in the Garden / Robert Frost
  • The Rose Family / Robert Frost
  • Who Has Seen the Wind? / Christina Rossetti
  • Tarantella / Hilaire Belloc
  • Sherwood / Alfred Noyes
  • Annabel Lee / Edgar Allan Poe
  • Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church / Emily Dickinson
  • Hope is the Thing with Feathers / Emily Dickinson
  • Mother to Son / Langston Hughes
  • The Red Wheelbarrow / William Carlos Williams
  • Psalm 23
  • Luke 2:1-14
  • A Visit from St. Nicholas / Clement Clarke Moore
  • Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • Skye Boat Song / (Sir Harold Boulton)
  • Cargoes / John Masefield
  • Sea-Fever / John Masefield
  • Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack / Rudyard Kipling
  • Tableau / Countee Cullen
  • Merry-Go-Round / Langston Hughes
  • The Road Not Taken / Robert Frost
  • Song / John Donne
  • Richard III, I, i, 1-13 / William Shakespeare
  • Henry V, IV, iii, 40-67 (St. Crispin's Day Speech) / William Shakespeare
  • The Isles of Greece / George Gordon, Lord Byron
  • Ulysses / Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Ithaca / Constantine P. Cavafy
  • Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • The Flowers / Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Behind Stowe / Elizabeth Bishop
  • in Just / E.E. Cummings
  • The Pasture / Robert Frost
  • Portrait by a Neighbour / Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • The Song of Wandering Aengus / William Butler Yeats
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree / William Butler Yeats
  • The Odyssey, Book IX / Homer
  • The Tempest, V, i, 104-110 (Ariel's Song) / William Shakespeare
  • I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed / Emily Dickinson
  • These Are the Days When Birds Come Back / Emily Dickinson
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening / Robert Frost
  • Kubla Khan / Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • The Dawn / William Butler Yeats
  • Sailing to Byzantium / William Butler Yeats
  • Of Mere Being / Wallace Stevens
Romance and Love
  • Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • Song of Solomon 2:8-16
  • Paradise Lost, Book IV, 639-658 / John Milton
  • Romeo and Juliet, III, ii, 17-31 / William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet XVIII / William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet XXIX / William Shakespeare
  • Sonnet CXVI / William Shakespeare
  • The Bargain / Sir Philip Sidney
  • The Passionate Shepherd to His Love / Christopher Marlowe
  • Her Reply / Sir Walter Raleigh
  • She Walks in Beauty / George Gordon, Lord Byron
  • Dr. Faustus, Scene XIII / Christopher Marlowe
  • The Hill / Rupert Brooke
  • The Vase of Perfume / Chang Wu-chien
  • When a Beggar Beholds You ... / Anonymous
  • somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond / E.E. Cummings
  • For C.K. at His Christening / Daniel Lawrence Kelleher
  • A Prayer in Spring / Robert Frost
  • Corinthians 13:1-13
  • Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
  • Prayer for Peace / St. Francis of Assisi
  • Sonnet on His Blindness / John Milton
  • Death, Be Not Proud / John Donne
  • Ozymandias / Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • His Pilgrimage / Sir Walter Raleigh
  • Ode on a Grecian Urn / John Keats
  • Antigone, Ode I / Sophocles
  • Agamemnon, Act I / Aeschylus
  • Olympian Ode II / Pindar
  • Magpies in Picardy / T.P. Cameron Wilson
  • Aftermath / Siegfried Sassoon
  • The Second Coming / William Butler Yeats
  • Choose Something Like a Star / Robert Frost
  • One Art / Elizabeth Bishop
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers / Langston Hughes
  • Acquainted With the Night / Robert Frost
  • The Truly Great / Stephen Spender
  • For a Poet / Countee Cullen
  • He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven / William Butler Yeats
  • Matthew 5:1-10
In Her Own Words
  • Introduction / Caroline Kennedy
  • Essay / Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
  • Sea Joy / Jacqueline Bouvier
  • Thoughts / Jacqueline Bouvier
  • Meanwhile in Massachusetts / Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
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