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A Patriot's Handbook
Caroline Kennedy
1401307671
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The rich and sometimes discordant strains of American self-scrutiny fill this wide-ranging anthology. Kennedy (The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) arranges the more than 200 selections according to themes like "The Flag," "Freedom of Speech," "Work, Opportunity and Invention" and "The Individual," and devotes equal space to the official, the devotional and the oppositional. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are reprinted in full, along with a large selection of presidential inaugurals and farewells and excerpts from landmark Supreme Court decisions. Popular songs include "Yankee Doodle," "This Land Is Your Land" and "Surfin' USA." Poems and fiction from such luminaries as Whitman, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Stephen Crane, Alice Walker and Annie Proulx explore the variegated textures...


Love Poems
Nikki Giovanni
0688149898
February 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The bold, romantic, and sometimes erotic poems found here include "Seduction," "I Wrote a Good Omelet," and "My House."Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
In one way or another, love shapes most of Giovanni's smart, to-the-point, and emotionally candid poems, but it's wonderful to have a volume devoted strictly to her love poems, especially since it contains 20 new compositions. Giovanni is one of America's most popular poets, because she speaks her mind clearly and has such a good time doing it. As she writes in "A Poem: For Langston Hughes": "wool is sheared . . . silk is spun / weaving is hard . . . but words are fun," a sentiment she brings to rich fruition in her more playful poems, rhyming wonders reminiscent of old blues lyrics where every...


Love: Poems
Danielle Steel
0440153778
October 1980
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
This is a special book about special people.  People who have loved me, and whom I have loved.  People who have brought me joy beyond measure, and sometimes incredible pain.  People I have hurt, sometimes more than I can bear to think about.  People who have hurt me, sometimes more than they know.  Yet each of their gifts has been precious, each moment treasured, each face, each smile, each victory, each defeat woven into the fiber of my being.  In retrospect, all of it is beautiful, because we cared so much.  In essence, this book covers fifteen years of my life, and a handful of precious people who mean, and have meant everything to me.  This book is written for them.

With much love, d.s.

From the...


Elmo Loves You!
Sarah Albee
1403710422
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
TITLE:Elmo Loves You DESCRIPTION:Brand new Sesame Street Title. Focused on learning objectives, featuring the MOST popular Sesame Street Characters.

Inside Flap Copy
Everyone loves something?it?s true! Elmo explains how each person has something special they care about. For example, babies love noise and kids love toys; Bert loves pigeons and pigeons love to coo, and so on. At several points the lively rhyming text breaks for a moment to remind young readers that ?Elmo loves you!? This is a natural for Valentine?s Day and a sweet, reassuring poem about love that kids will enjoy year round. --This text refers to the Board book edition.


How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love with Poetry
Edward Hirsch
0156005662
March 7, 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Edward Hirsch's primer may very well inspire readers to catch the next flight for Houston and sign up for any and all of his courses. Not for nothing does this attentive and adoring poet-teacher title his book How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry; Hirsch's big guide to getting the most out of this form is packed with inspiring examples and thousands of epigrams and allusions. Above all, he is intent on poetry's physical and emotional power. In chapters devoted to the lyric, the narrative, the poetry of sorrow, of ecstasy, of witness, Hirsch continually conveys the sheer ecstasy of this vital act of communication. (He takes us, for instance, with great care and mounting excitement, through Emily Brontë's "Spellbound," which he discovered at age 8 when "baseball season was over for the year.") Above all, there...


The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time
Leslie Pockell (Editor)
0446690228
December 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Entering the tradition begun with The 100 Best Poems of All Time and The 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time is Leslie Pockell's anthology The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time, offering measured doses of cupidity. Working with Adrienne Avila and Katharine Rapkin, Pockell takes readers from Dante's Vita Nuova to love works by Shakespeare, Marlowe and Milton and by Rabindranath Tagore, Wislawa Szymborska and Frank O'Hara through to Gregory Orr, Judith Viorst and Sandra Cisneros. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Here, in one compact volume, is a greatest hits collection of the 100 bets love poems ever written by 100 of the world's greatest poets. This essential anthology is ideal for the romantic-and will inspire any cynic. The poets included...


Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Pablo Neruda
0142437700
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This collection of poems, first published by Neruda at the age of 19 in 1924, caused something of a scandal because of its frank and intense sexuality: "I have gone marking the atlas of your body / with crosses of fire. / My mouth went across: a spider, trying to hide. / In you, behind you, timid, driven by thirst." It later became one of Neruda's best-loved works, selling two million copies by the 1960s. Why? With image after arresting image, Neruda charts the oceanic movements of passion, repeatedly summoning imagery of the sea and weather: "On all sides I see your waist of fog, / and your silence hunts down my afflicted hours; / my kisses anchor, and my moist desire nests / in you with your arms of transparent stone." As irresistible as the sea, love is engulfing ("You swallowed everything, like distance. / ....


Love Poems from God : Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West
Various, Daniel Ladinsky
0142196126
September 24, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
In this transcendent collection, Daniel Ladinsky-best known for his gifted and best-selling translations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz-brings together the timeless work of twelve of the world's finest spiritual writers, six from the East and six from the West. Once again Ladinsky reveals his talent for creating inspiring, profound, and playful versions of classic poems for a modern audience. Rumi's joyous, ecstatic love poems; St. Francis's loving observations of nature through the eyes of Catholicism; Kabir's wild, freeing humor that synthesizes Hindu, Muslim, and Christian beliefs; St. Teresa's sensual verse; and the mystical, healing words of Hafiz-these and other spiritual writers considered to be "conduits of the divine" make up this rich and luminous collection of "love poems from God."

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Wedding Blessings
June Cotner
0767913469
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautiful collection of poems, prayers, and toasts for all marriage celebrations.

Finding the right words about love for a wedding or anniversary can be difficult. In Wedding Blessings, June Cotner has collected perfect selections for the bride, groom, members of the wedding party, and other family and friends to share. From verses and vows to prayers and toasts, the sentiments of Wedding Blessings will help make any marriage celebration more memorable. With selections devoted to "anniversaries" and "Reflections", Wedding Blessings also serves as a tribute to and affirmation of marriage.

Filled with inspiration and timeless words by renowned authors such as Robert Browning, Rainer Maria Rilke, the Persian poet Rumi, as well as many contemporary writers,...


Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems
Eloise Greenfield
0064430979
May 1986
Paperback
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-- The Boston Globe
"Abounds with that special tenderness surrounding the everyday experiences in a child's life. These poems beg to be read aloud."

YC.
"Children will find many of their own feelings and experiences reflected in this marvelous collection." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Subject Tonight Is Love : Sixty Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz
Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky (Translator)
0140196234
January 28, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
To Persians, the fourteenth-century poems of Hafiz are not classical literature from a remote past, but cherished love, wisdom, and humor from a dear and intimate friend. Perhaps, more than any other Persian poet, it is Hafiz who most fully accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Daniel Ladinsky has made it his life's work to create modern, inspired translations of the world's most profound spiritual poetry. Through Ladinsky's translations, Hafiz's voice comes alive across the centuries singing his message of love.

About the Author
Daniel Ladinsky is the translator of The Gift and Love Poems from God. For six years he lived with the family of Meher Baba in a spiritual community in western India.


Love: Ten Poems
Pablo Neruda
0786881488
June 1995
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Spanish (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


A Mother of Sons
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer
0829417702
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Catherine Ritch Guess, author of Eagleís Wings Trilogy
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer is the Shel Silverstein for mothers!

Jenny Sanford, First Lady of South Carolina
Jayne has captured the boundless, frenetic energy as well as the simple, intimate joys of being the mother of sons.

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Love Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
Sheila Kohler (Editor)
0679429069
August 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from the writings of ancient China to those of modern-day America and represent, at its most piercing, a universal experience of the human soul.

Includes poems by John Donne, Christina Rossetti, W. H. Auden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Graves, e. e. cummings, Dorothy Parker, William Shakespeare, Sappho, Bhartrhari, Anna Akhmatova, and W. B. Yeats, among many others.

From the Inside Flap
It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from...


The Captain's Verses (Los Versos del Capitan): The Love Poems
Pablo Neruda
0811215806
June 2004
Paperback
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Gabriel García Márquez
The greatest poet of the twentieth century—in any language.

Review
A revolution... a classic by which masterpieces are judged.

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The Poems of Catullus : A Bilingual Edition
Gaius Catullus, Peter Green (Translator)
0520242645
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Feel free to refer anyone who thinks rappers' or stand-up comics' abundant use of obscenities is a recent cultural phenomenon to the work of Catullus, especially Green's translation. Writing in the first-century B.C.E., the infamous Latin poet could turn quite the vulgar phrase when insulting his enemies or boasting about his sexual prowess. (Witnesseth: "Ameana, that fucked-out little scrubber...") Green's translations treat the bawdy ("Rotten slut, give back the writing tablets!") and the romantic ("Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred....") with equal care. With a lengthy introduction that explains his approach to the poems, copious notes on each translation and a glossary in case you've forgotten who Phaëthon was, Green has aimed this volume at Latin novices, poetry lovers and fellow classicists....


Rumi
Coleman Barks
0060523166
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Sufi mystic Rumi has sold more than half a million volumes of his poetry-no small feat, considering that he lived in the 13th century. In this collection, poet Coleman Barks offers a funny, iconoclastic preface in which he attempts to tease out the reasons for Rumi's contemporary renaissance. He also warns readers that what follows will not be a pretty, happy book of love poetry: "This is not Norman Vincent Peale urging cheerfulness, conventional morality, and soft-focus, white-light, feel-good...New Age tantric energy exchange. This is giving your life to the one within that you know as LORD, which is a totally private matter." Rumi, he writes, is not the stuff of greeting cards. The poetry, accessibly translated and arranged by Barks, is organized by loose themes such as love's discipline, the new life with...


Twenty Love Poems
Pablo Neruda
0140186484
Feb 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This collection of poems, first published by Neruda at the age of 19 in 1924, caused something of a scandal because of its frank and intense sexuality: "I have gone marking the atlas of your body / with crosses of fire. / My mouth went across: a spider, trying to hide. / In you, behind you, timid, driven by thirst." It later became one of Neruda's best-loved works, selling two million copies by the 1960s. Why? With image after arresting image, Neruda charts the oceanic movements of passion, repeatedly summoning imagery of the sea and weather: "On all sides I see your waist of fog, / and your silence hunts down my afflicted hours; / my kisses anchor, and my moist desire nests / in you with your arms of transparent stone." As irresistible as the sea, love is engulfing ("You swallowed everything, like distance. / ....


Chinese Love Poetry
Jane Portal (Editor)
0760748330
December 2003
Hardcover
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The Ordering of Love : The New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle
Madeleine L'Engle
0877880867
March 15, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Praise for The Ordering of Love
By Madeleine L’Engle

“In a brilliant marriage of myth and manner, histories sacred and profane, prayers of petition and of praise, these poems both articulate and illumine the trouble in the gap in which we live–the gap between human affections and Divine Love. L’Engle is unfailing in her willingness to see through–not around–human suffering, and in so doing announces no final severing of spirit and flesh but an enduring vision of resurrection in that crux, in the cross, in the One in Whom all things meet, continuing.”
–Scott Cairns, author of Slow Pilgrim and Philokalia: New and Selected Poems


“I love L’Engle’s poetry for the way it incarnates not...


Love Poems
David Stanford Burr (Editor)
0760733112
October 2003
Hardcover
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The Hell with Love
Mary D. Esselman
0446678546
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Those looking to poetry to ease a recent breakup won't have to thumb through painfully irrelevant odes to joy any longer. The pocket-sized The Hell with Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart, edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Velez, organizes its contents according to the stages of heartbreak ("anger," "sadness," etc.). Most are by well-known 20th-century U.S. poets: William Carlos Williams, Louise Gleck, Sharon Olds, though Donne, Shakespeare and Larkin also make appearances. Predictable selections (Margaret Atwood's "You Fit Into Me") are balanced out by a few eccentric, perhaps witty curatorial decisions, such as the inclusion of Auden's "Musee Des Beaux Arts" in the section called "Moving On." Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Andrew Carroll, Director,The...


In Love with the Way : Chinese Poems of the Tang Dynasty (The Calligrapher's Notebooks)
Francois Cheng, Fabienne Verdier (Illustrator)
157062979X


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Book Description
The poetry selected for this volume comes from the Tang Dynasty (618—907), an era when the influence of Buddhism was at its strongest in China. The best loved and most influential of all Chinese poems come from this period.
Like all books in the Shambhala Calligraphy series, In Love with the Way takes a classic spiritual text that has been a subject for calligraphers for many years–and uses it to showcase a uniquely modern example of the calligrapher’s art, bringing the text to life in a striking new way.
In Love with the Way is accompanied by François Cheng’s introductory essay on poetry of the Tang period, and by a closing essay on the work of the calligrapher, Fabienne Verdier.
Calligraphy (from the Greek for “beautiful writing”) is an art where...

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