The power of poetry and plays to help us find courage, solace, and energy is widely acknowledged. In reading poetry we are free to extract our own meanings, and we accept that there is no one right answer. Plays bring to life the stories we tell, encouraging empathy and imagination.
Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family.
This volume contains all the major lyric poems reflecting the diverse moods and phases of this important and inspiring poet, from He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven and The Lake Isle of Innisfree to Sailing to Byzantium.
An anthology that includes such legendary songs as "Suzanne", "Sisters of Mercy", "Bird on the Wire", "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "I'm Your Man" and poems from many collections including "Flowers for Hitler", "Beautiful Losers" and "Death of a Lady's Man".
Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jelaluddin Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion.
This edition of Larkin's poems presents his four published books "The North Ship", "The Less Deceived", "The Whitsun Weddings" and "High Windows" in their original sequence. The text also includes an appendix of poems that Larkin published in other places, from his juvenilia to his final years.
Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the 'seven ages' of a human life, this anthology brings together the poems in English. Beginning with babies, it is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration.
Presents a selection which includes varied work by contemporary poets such as Jane Hirshfield, Denise Levertov, Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver, and others. This book shows how poetry can help feed our hunger for meaning in times of spiritual starvation.
Includes simple images that summon the rural landscape of New England, and the author unfailingly moves the reader with his profound grasp of the human condition. This title comprises all eleven volumes of author's poems.
From Rupi Kaur comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, 'The Sun and Her Flowers' is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.
Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. This collection of his poetry was written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retirement in Mt Baldy.
From a fountain where 'all the roads in the village unite', concentric circles expand into the distance: the young and old, fields, a river, a mountain - the fountain's stone counterpart, where the roads end, human time superimposed on geological time. This title evokes a Mediterranean world with luminous precision.
The poems in this new collection, by arguably the most important living Irish woman poet, seek out the delicate intersections between generation, identity, and the deep losses inflicted by history on those who can bear them least.
This volume contains all of Sylvia Plath's mature poetry written from 1956 up to her death in 1963. It was awarded the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The text is preceded by an introduction by Ted Hughes and followed by notes and comments on individual poems. An appendix contains 50 earlier poems.