The Times Book of English Verse
Times Books, 2004 - English poetry - 703 pages
The most comprehensive survey of English Verse available, covering seven centuries, from Chaucer to Heaney, and including longer poems - such as Paradise Lost and The Prelude - in their entirety.
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Under leaves so green A happy blossom Sees you swift as arrow cradle narrow Near my bosom . THE LITTLE BOY FOUND Seek your 5 The little boy lost in the lonely fen , Led by the wand'ring light , Began to cry ; but God , ever nigh ...
Far and few , far and few , Are the lands where the Jumblies live ; Their heads are green , and their hands are blue , And they went to sea in a Sieve . The moon , The moon , They danced by the light of the moon .
Oh ! there the chestnuts , summer through , Beside the river make for you A tunnel of green gloom , and sleep Deeply above ; and green and deep The stream mysterious glides beneath , Green as a dream and deep as death . - Oh , damn !
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A comprehensive survey of the best poetry writtten in English, ranging across seven centuries from Chaucer to Heaney. Lightly annotated with clear explanations - one of the major advantages of this ... Read full review
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