Poem for the Day

366 Poems, Old and New, Worth Learning by Heart

Author: Nicholas Albery

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 185619499X

Category: English poetry

Page: 400

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Contains 366 poems, one for each day of the year (including leap years). Chosen for their narrative, resonance and rhythm, this title includes poems to learn by heart or treasure and enjoy. It features poets ranging from Yeats, Shakespeare, Housman and Kipling, to contemporary poets such as Wendy Cope, Carol Ann Duffy, Maya Angelou, and Thom Gunn.

Poem For The Day Two

Author: Nicholas Albery

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446443132

Category: Poetry

Page: 400

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Poem for the Day Two is a repeat of the formula which made Poem for the Day such a well-loved favourite. There are 366 poems (one for each day of the year, and one for leap years), to delight, inspire and excite. Chosen for their magic and memorability, the poems in this anthology are an exultant mix of old and new from across the world, poems to learn by heart and take to heart.

A Poem a Day

Author: Karen McCosker,Nicholas Albery

Publisher: Zoland Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781883642389

Category: Poetry

Page: 484

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Once upon a time, men and women of sense and sensibility knew by heart dozens of poems--Shakespeare's sonnets, stirring patriotic verse, odes to churchyards, and elegies for the departed. Poems are meant to be voiced, and A Poem a Day includes 366 poems old and new--one for each day of the year--worth learning by heart.

Poem-A-Day

365 Poems for Every Occasion

Author: Academy of American Poets, Inc.

Publisher: Abrams Image

ISBN: 9781419717994

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

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For 80 years, the Academy of American Poets has been one of the most influential and respected champions of contemporary American poetry. Through their successful Poem-a-Day online program, the Academy continues to celebrate verse by delivering poems to thousands of e-mail subscribers each morning. Now for the first time, the poems selected by the Academy for this program are available in book form so that they can be collected and savored. Loosely organized according to the flow and themes of the seasons (for example, the month of February includes poems on love, lust, and heartache), this substantial volume is designed to encourage the daily practice of reading poetry. A thematic index is included so that poems can be sought out for popular occasions such as marriage, graduation, and holidays, or enjoyed any day of the year.

A Poem a Day

Author: Adrian Mitchell

Publisher: Watts Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781841217413

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 304

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A wonderful collection of poetry for young readers. Ages 6+.

A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Author: Allie Esiri

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781509860548

Category:

Page: 576

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A Poem For Every Day of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share on every day of the year. Reflecting the changing seasons and linking to events on key dates - funny for April Fool's Day, festive for Christmas - these poems are thoughtful, inspiring, humbling, informative, quiet, loud, small, epic, peaceful, energetic, upbeat, motivating, and empowering! Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it is bursting at the seams with familiar favourites and exciting new discoveries. T.S.Eliot, John Betjeman, Lewis Carroll, William Shakespeare and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Carol Ann Duffy, and Kate Tempest. This soul-enhancing book is the perfect gift that will last the whole year, with a little bit of magic to read every day.

A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year

Author: N.A

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945004

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

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365 poems celebrating nature and the changing seasons. This is the perfect bedside companion for any nature or poetry fan, featuring famous odes from big-name poets alongside unsung poems from less-well-known writers. Each poem is chosen to chime with the natural world through the seasons. Spring is a time of hope, a season of new life with William Wordsworth’s daffodils, John Clare’s lambs and Christina Rossetti’s birdsong. Summer shifts into a time of leisure with long idyllic holidays in the countryside. According to Henry James, the two most beautiful words in the English language were ‘summer afternoon’, a sentiment echoed by Edward Thomas and Emily Dickinson. John Keats, William Blake and W. H. Auden are the poets we associate with autumn and this is possibly the most poetic season. The natural world, and the human one, hold onto the last lingering memories of summer before they turn to face the oncoming hardships of winter. Amy Lowell and George Meredith perfectly frame this time of year with their silver-fringed leaves and crimson berries. Winter can be savoured in poetry, rather than endured; bleak grey days are transformed into a world of glittering frost and snow-blanketed landscapes. Even in the darkest days life continues and soon we can turn our attention to the rebirth of spring. A wonderful collection of poems that help mark the daily turn of the seasons and all the rituals marking the significant moments of the year, from Candlemas to Christmas.

A Poem for Every Night of the Year

Author: Allie Esiri

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509813152

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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A Poem For Every Night of the Year is a magnificent collection of 366 poems compiled by Allie Esiri, one to share for every night of the year. The poems - together with introductory paragraphs - have a link to the date on which they appear. Shakespeare celebrates midsummer night, Maya Angelou International Women's Day and Lewis Carroll April Fool's day. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing with all the family, it contains a full spectrum of poetry from familiar favourites to exciting contemporary voices. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, W. B. Yeats, A. A. Milne and Christina Rossetti sit alongside Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.

A Bedtime Poem

For Every Day of the Year

Author: Annabel Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844184262

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 402

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Countdown to Summer: A Poem for Every Day of the School Year

Author: J. Patrick Lewis

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316020893

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Whether readers love poetry, riddles, and rhymes or just like to laugh, this richly varied collection of original poems is sure to keep them coming back for more! J. Patrick Lewis's fun and accessible poetry features delightful wordplay and a variety of subjects and forms featured in a compendium that counts down from the first day of school to the last. Paired with Ethan Long's lively art, these poems will have readers wishing there were more days in the school year!

Poetry 180

A Turning Back to Poetry

Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Random House Trade

ISBN: 0812968875

Category: Poetry

Page: 323

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Billy Collins compiles 180 poems, one for each day of the school year, for high school students to read so that they might learn the value of poetry in their daily lives.

180 More

Extraordinary Poems For Every Day

Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812972961

Category: Poetry

Page: 373

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Selected and introduced by America's former poet laureate, a second innovative anthology of 180 works by leading contemporary poets features the work of Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Franz Wright, Paul Muldoon, Edward Hirsch, and other notable writers. Original. 45,000 first printing.

Read Me and Laugh

A Funny Poem for Every Day of the Year

Author: Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330435574

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 453

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A year full of wonderfully funny poems.The READ ME brand has been a publishing sensation, selling tens of thousands of copies and continuing to sell strongly for half a decade. This brand-new collection features a funny poem for every day of the year, from rhymes that will raise a gentle smile to verse that will make you laugh your socks off. This book is packed with gems new and old from poets such as Charles Causley, Roger McGough, Lewis Caroll, Paul Cookson and Wendy Cope.

Wander in the Night

A Poem for Children and Grownups

Author: Adam Day

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480812579

Category: Poetry

Page: 32

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Bedtime and I’m tucked in tightly, teeth are clean and all my nightly Stories have been read to me, I’m ready for my goodnight hug. I cuddle close with teddy bear while mother brushes through my hair And as she’s leaving she declares, “Sleep now safe and snug.” Children love to hear bedtime stories, invitations to where their imagination might lead them in their sleep. But sometimes even kids can get tired of hearing the same old story over and over again. Adults can get a bit worn out from reading the same story time and time again too. Wander in the Night is not just a poem for children, it is a poem for children and their grownups! It tells the tale of a little girl trying to find a comfy place to sleep. Her explorations will take you into every nook and cranny in her house … and then out to the stars! With poems that are as much fun to read as they are to hear, beautiful illustrations, and a sweet adventure to follow, Wander in the Night just might become your new favorite bedtime story, and it might even inspire you to write your own poems and stories too. It’s a fun, new, poetic way to end your day!

A Poem for Peter

The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 042528770X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

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A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats’s obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra’s dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats’s greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats’s hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his — and Keats’s — neighborhood. Andrea Davis Pinkney’s lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers. From the Hardcover edition.

Here's a Little Poem

A Very First Book of Poetry

Author: Jane Yolen,Andrew Fusek Peters,Polly Dunbar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844287536

Category: Children's poetry, American

Page: 104

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An illustrated first book of poetry, 'Here's a Little Poem' contains over 60 verses from noted English and American authors, including Wendy Cope, Roger McGough, John Agard and Grace Nichols.

Word in the Wilderness

A poem a day for Lent and Easter

Author: Malcolm Guite

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1848256787

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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For every day from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Day, the bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions and offers incisive seasonal reflections on it. Lent is a time to reorient ourselves, clarify our minds, slow down, recover from distraction and focus on the values of God’s kingdom. Poetry, with its power to awaken the mind, is an ideal companion for such a time. This collection enables us to turn aside from everyday routine and experience moments of transfigured vision as we journey through the desert landscape of Lent and find refreshment along the way. Following each poem with a helpful prose reflection, Malcolm Guite has selected from classical and contemporary poets, from Dante, John Donne and George Herbert to Seamus Heaney, Rowan Williams and Gillian Clarke, and his own acclaimed poetry.

A Poem for Every Day!

An Anthology of 180 Poems with Activities to Enhance Your Teaching

Author: Susan Moger

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439656139

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Contains learning activities and an anthology of 180 poems to be used for teaching poetic forms, figurative language, and poetry appreciation each day for the entire school year.

A Poem for Record Keepers

Author: Ali Power

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938247255

Category:

Page: 79

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Poetry. "Ali Power's A POEM FOR RECORD KEEPERS is a long poem made of short poems that comes on like a deadpan phalanx system unlearning itself while crashing resignation into the boards and pulling the rug out from under certainty line by line. But certainty is not simply replaced by uncertainty; an angular, witty openness accumulates across Power's poem, making it excellent company. That openness also lends itself to the poem's capacity to build the kind of necessarily enigmatic space love requires to fend off the grinding mob- vacuum that is contemporary American life these days."—Anselm Berrigan "You could compare the way A POEM FOR RECORD KEEPERS works to the ways other things work—locked-groove records, Lorine Niedecker's calendar poems, waves—but never for too long. As much as Ali Power's poetry delights in forward motion and real speaking, it also teaches you how to remain still and listen. This is an ingenious, biting, elegant book. To enter it is to feel squeezed by time and even (if you want to, as I did) by hope: 'Everything is just beginning.' It is, and it does. Then everything begins again, right here.—Mark Bibbins "The poet as one who maintains a history of one's activities. The poem as record, as in ledger, one entry per every other line, record as something we replay when it's a favorite. These lines now live in my head. They are strange enough to keep me on my toes, familiar enough to seem like they are talking about me and everyone I know. In fact, I do want to 'hang out' with this new book and its author."—Stacy Szymaszek