Classics for poetry lovers of all ages ...
In the spirit of Shakespeare's famous lines, The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems traces our journey through life from birth to old age. Along the way, the works of some of the finest poets in the English language celebrate all kinds of human experience: the wide-eyed wonder and adventure of childhood; the magnificence of the natural world and the animal kingdom; the mystery of love and the tragedy of war.
Here are poems by John Milton, Lord Byron, Eleanor Farjeon, Alfred Noyes. Here too are the voices of Christina Rossetti, Robert Frost, W.H. Auden, William Carlos Williams, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marianne Moore. These and many others come together in an anthology that reflects every facet of life with a thoughtful blend of humor and playfulness, poignancy and nostalgia. Beautifully illustrated throughout, and with words that speak luminously of and for themselves, this is a collection to be treasured by poetry lovers of all ages.
Compiled and illustrated by: Jackie Morris
Introduced by: Carol Ann Duffy
Hardcover. 128 pages; 9 1/4" x 11 1/4".