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Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur Cover Art

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

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The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur Cover Art

The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.   this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept  think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year  they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom  

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She Felt Like Feeling Nothing - r.h. Sin Cover Art

She Felt Like Feeling Nothing

She Felt Like Feeling Nothing by r.h. Sin

There are moments when the heart no longer wishes to feel because everything it's felt up until then has brought it nothing but anguish. In  She Felt Like Feeling Nothing , r.h. Sin pursues themes of self-discovery and retrospection. With this book, the poet intends to create a safe space where women can rest their weary hearts and focus on themselves.

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The Strength In Our Scars

The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino

“The Strength In Our Scars” is Bianca Sparacino’s reminder to you: No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you are on your healing journey—you are strong. Through poetry, prose, and compassionate encouragement you would expect from someone who knows exactly what you’re working through, Sparacino is here with the words you need. “The Strength In Our Scars” tackles the gut-wrenching but relatable experiences of moving on, self-love, and ultimately learning to heal. In this book you will find peace, you will find a rock, you will find understanding, and you will find hope. Remember: Whatever is dark within you has also carved light into your soul. Whatever is lost within you has also brought you back home to yourself. Whatever is hurt within you is also healing you in ways you may not understand at that moment in time. This book hopes to show you that.

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2am Thoughts - Makenzie Campbell Cover Art

2am Thoughts

2am Thoughts by Makenzie Campbell

I met you at dusk. We loved till midnight. Then, you left me. 2am found me at my lowest. When the sun came up, I dried my tears, found my strength, and went on with my day. The poetry of 2am Thoughts condenses an entire relationship with its untamed emotions and experiences to a single day. As the long hours of the night drag on, so does the love, heartache, and loss. When the dawn breaks, the morning sun brings acceptance, healing, and recovery.

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Food for Her Heart

Food for Her Heart Poems of Romance by The Duke Of Quails

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Throughout the centuries food and love have been forever entwined and poets have often used this theme to great effect, with verse that plays on the connections between the two. Almost every famous poet has, at some time in their life, pondered over the link and sentiment of eating and loving and today it is no different. This collection of poetry, Food for Her Heart: Poems of Romance, again touches on the theme with a range of entertaining poems that explore our love of food and our love of one another. Poems like the endearingly appreciative Breakfast in Bed, or Pasta of Apology for that day when you didn’t quite get it right, or even taking you right back to the very beginnings with First Date in Mexico. However food came to feature in your relationship, you’ll be sure that there will be a poem that will stir your memory of it and how it came to play such an important and charming part of your relationship.

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Greatest Love Poems

Greatest Love Poems A Comprehensive Anthology of the World’s Finest Romantic Verse by Madeleine Edgar

Presented in a successful, accessible and easy-reference format, Greatest Love Poems includes over 220 poems by a wide range of famous and lesser-known authors from different periods of history. Divided into five themed sections, including Romance, Poems for Marriage, Unrequited Love, Long Distance Love and Lost Love, as well as including biographies of every author. A beautiful edition presented in a convenient format.

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Great Poems by American Women

Great Poems by American Women An Anthology by Susan L. Rattiner

From the colonial-era poets to such twentieth-century writers as Marianne Moore and Sylvia Plath, this inspiring anthology offers a retrospective of more than three centuries of poems by American women. Over 200 selections embrace a wide range of themes and motifs: meditations on the meaning of existence, celebrations of life's joys, appreciations of the natural world, and many more. "To My Dear and Loving Husband," written by America's first poet of note, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), appears here, along with "On Imagination," by Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), America's first great black woman poet. Selections also include more than a dozen beloved works by Emily Dickinson as well as masterly verses by Hilda Doolittle, Gwendolyn Brooks, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Emma Lazarus, and numerous lesser-known authors. A superb introduction to America's women poets, this engaging collection offers an inexpensive and rewarding resource for students, teachers, and all lovers of fine poetry.

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The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds by Farid Attar

Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism - an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God - it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds of the world when they meet to begin the search for their ideal king, the Simorgh bird. On hearing that to find him they must undertake an arduous journey, the birds soon express their reservations to their leader, the hoopoe. With eloquence and insight, however, the hoopoe calms their fears, using a series of riddling parables to provide guidance in the search for spiritual truth. By turns witty and profound, The Conference of the Birds transforms deep belief into magnificent poetry.

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Great Love Poems

Great Love Poems by Shane Weller

Never give all the heart, for love Will hardly seem worth thinking of To passionate women if it seem Certain, and they never dream That it fades out from kiss to kiss; For everything that's lovely is But a brief, dreamy, kind delight. — W. B. Yeats Down through the millennia the emotion of love has inspired countless poets to great heights of lyrical expression. In this volume readers can sample more than 150 great love poems by English and American poets. Spanning over four centuries of literary creation in the service of amour, the works include a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets, John Donne's "The Ecstasy," William Blake's "The Garden of Love," Robert Burns's "The Banks o'Doon" and "John Anderson My Jo," Lord Byron's "She Walks in Beauty," Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabel Lee," Robert Browning's "Meeting at Night," as well as works by W. B. Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Milton, Richard Lovelace, Sir John Suckling, Matthew Arnold, A. E. Housman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Robert Frost.

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The January Children - Safia Elhillo Cover Art

The January Children

The January Children by Safia Elhillo

In her dedication Safia Elhillo writes, “The January Children are the generation born in Sudan under British occupation, where children were assigned birth years by height, all given the birth date January 1.” What follows is a deeply personal collection of poems that describe the experience of navigating the postcolonial world as a stranger in one’s own land. The January Children depicts displacement and longing while also questioning accepted truths about geography, history, nationhood, and home. The poems mythologize family histories until they break open, using them to explore aspects of Sudan’s history of colonial occupation, dictatorship, and diaspora. Several of the poems speak to the late Egyptian singer Abdelhalim Hafez, who addressed many of his songs to the asmarani —an Arabic term of endearment for a brown-skinned or dark-skinned person. Elhillo explores Arabness and Africanness and the tensions generated by a hyphenated identity in those two worlds. No longer content to accept manmade borders, Elhillo navigates a new and reimagined world. Maintaining a sense of wonder in multiple landscapes and mindscapes of perpetually shifting values, she leads the reader through a postcolonial narrative that is equally terrifying and tender, melancholy and defiant. 

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Romantic Poetry: 150 Poems for Love and Romance - Emily Browning Cover Art

Romantic Poetry: 150 Poems for Love and Romance

Romantic Poetry: 150 Poems for Love and Romance by Emily Browning

Collection of some of the best and most popular love poems. Poetry for lovers and romantics including many of the most popular wedding poems. Includes poems by: Edwin Arnold W.H. Auden Waitman Barbe Stephen Vincent Benet Francis W. Bourdillon Anne Bradstreet Christopher Brennan Elizabeth Barrett Browning Robert Browning Robert Burns Lord Byron

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Love Alone

Love Alone Eighteen Elegies for Rog by Paul Monette

Paul Monette’s fierce and arresting collection of poems on the death of his partner from AIDS Following his partner Roger Horwitz’s death from AIDS in 1986, Paul Monette threw himself into these elegies. Writing them, he says, “quite literally kept me alive.” Both beautifully written and deeply affecting, every poem is full of anger, sorrow, tenderness, and a palpable sense of grief. With graceful language and emotional acuity, Paul Monette captures the enormity of a loss that ravaged a generation. But even more than they are about tragedy, these poems are about love. Each moving line is full of love for one who is no longer there, but whose presence is still achingly felt at every turn.  Love Alone is remarkable for its honesty, its passion, and its depth. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

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A Selection From the Love Poetry of William Butler Yeats - William Butler Yeats Cover Art

A Selection From the Love Poetry of William Butler Yeats

A Selection From the Love Poetry of William Butler Yeats by William Butler Yeats

This book, published by the Cuala Press in 1913, is a collection of love poems by William Butler Yeats, including "Early Poems," "The Wind Among the Reeds," "In the Seven Woods" and "The Green Helmet."

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HER

HER by Pierre Alex Jeanty

"Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."

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Your Soul is a River - Nikita Gill Cover Art

Your Soul is a River

Your Soul is a River by Nikita Gill

Thought Catalog Books presents Nikita Gill’s “Your Soul Is A River,” a collection of poetry.

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Worlds of You - Beau Taplin Cover Art

Worlds of You

Worlds of You Poetry & Prose by Beau Taplin

Beautiful, inspiring, and empowering, Worlds of You sweeps readers away on a journey of emotion. Filled with lyric wisdom, Taplin’s second book expands on the themes introduced in Bloom , offering insight and comfort.  

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The Iliad

The Iliad by Homer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox

This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic.

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HER II - Pierre Jeanty Cover Art

HER II

HER II by Pierre Jeanty

A continuation of the wildly successful best seller "Her", Pierre Alex Jeanty brings explosive emotion to "Her 2". This celebration of femininity and self-love also explores the woes of love. He offers warnings of the wrong types of attraction while encouraging healthy, fun, and devout relationships of the purest form. "Her 2" tugs at the heart strings using short sentiments and vivid, poetic imagery that echo through the chambers of the heart and mind. "Her 2" is sure to be a classic poetic masterpiece for years to come.

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Whiskey Words & a Shovel I - r.h. Sin Cover Art

Whiskey Words & a Shovel I

Whiskey Words & a Shovel I by r.h. Sin

Originally released in 2015, this re-rerelease packs the same punch as the first version, but makes an even greater connection with the soul of the reader. Each piece has been re-seen and revamped to reflect the author’s continuing journey with his partner, Samantha King, without whom this book would not exist. Samantha is the muse, the “she” the writer speaks of; she is every woman who has felt like she wasn’t good enough, and every woman who struggles to find love.    

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I Still Want It

I Still Want It by Derrick Jaxn

In "I Still Want It", Derrick Jaxn delivers a life-changing collection of poems immersed in raw, passionate, but brave vulnerability. Dark truths of his lustful past, revelations during his ongoing battle with heartbreak, and empowering words of wisdom leave readers with a renewed faith in a love they may have lost hope in finding. His signature way with words seasons all 178 pages of "I Still Want It" which will not only evoke a cocktail of emotions but leave the unforgettable and gratifying taste that Derrick is known for in his previous titles.

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Whiskey Words & a Shovel II - r.h. Sin Cover Art

Whiskey Words & a Shovel II

Whiskey Words & a Shovel II by r.h. Sin

R.H. Sin’s second volume continues the passion and vigor of his previous publication. His stanzas inspire strength through the pure emotional energy and the vulnerability of his poems. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. R.H. Sin’s poems are often only a few lines long, and yet the emotional punch of his language gives these words an enduring power beyond the short page. He doesn't back away from the pains and struggles of life and love, and yet his determined, unapologetic voice provides a measure of comfort and a message of perseverance that is at once realistic and indomitable. This blend of determination and painful vulnerability gives his poetry a distinctive, engaging flavor.

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The Prophet - Khalil Gibran Cover Art

The Prophet

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English by Kahlil Gibran.

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Chameleon Aura - Billy Chapata Cover Art

Chameleon Aura

Chameleon Aura by Billy Chapata

Chameleon Aura presents a harmonious blend of experience and advice through a chaptered series of prose and poetry that focuses on shared experiences in love and loss. Emboldened words and phrases capture the essence of the author's message and distinguish his unique style. Chapata's touching narrative celebrates humanity for their biological resilience and undeniable worth. This collection leaves readers warm with hope for growth, rebirth, and, most prominently, self-acceptance. 

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Delphi Works of W. B. Yeats - W. B. Yeats Cover Art

Delphi Works of W. B. Yeats

Delphi Works of W. B. Yeats by W. B. Yeats

This is the seventh volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. Many poetry collections are often poorly formatted and difficult to read on eReaders.  The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the poetical works and plays of W. B. Yeats, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Yeats' life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Ten poetry collections – the most poems possible due to US copyright restrictions * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems and plays * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * 19 plays, including rare dramas appearing for the first time in digital print * Features two autobiographies - discover Yeats' literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, poetry collections, plays and autobiographical works published after 1922 cannot appear in this volume.  Once these later works enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update to the eBook. CONTENTS The Poetry Collections The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics The Wind Among The Reeds Poems from the Shadowy Waters Two Narrative Poems In the Seven Woods The Green Helmet and Other Poems Responsibilities The Wild Swans at Coole Michael Robartes and The Dancer The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Plays The Countess Cathleen The Land of Heart’s Desire Diarmuid and Grania Where There is Nothing Cathleen ni Houlihan The Hour-Glass The Pot of Broth The King’s Threshold On Baile’s Strand Deirdre The Unicorn from the Stars The Green Helmet The Shadowy Waters The Hour-Glass (verse version) At the Hawk’s Well The Dreaming of the Bones The Only Jealousy of Emer Calvary The Player Queen The Autobiographies Reveries over Childhood and Youth The Trembling of the Veil

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The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn - Tanella Boni Cover Art

The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn

The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn by Tanella Boni

Tanella Boni is a major African poet, and this book, The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn , is her first full collection to be translated into English. These poems wrestle with the ethnic violence and civil war that dominated life in West Africa’s Ivory Coast in the first decade of the new millennium. Boni maps these events onto a mythic topography where people live among their ancestors and are subject to the whims of the powerful, who are at once magical and all too petty. The elements—the sun, the wind, the water—are animated as independent forces, beyond simile or metaphor. Words, too, are elemental, and the poet is present in the landscape—“during these times / I searched for the letters / for the perfect word.” Boni affirms her desire for hope in the face of ethno‑cultural and state violence although she acknowledges that desiring to hope and hoping are not the same.  

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Love Poems - Pablo Neruda & Donald D. Walsh Cover Art

Love Poems

Love Poems by Pablo Neruda & Donald D. Walsh

Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say "I love you!" Charged with sensuality and passion, Pablo Neruda’s love poems caused a scandal when published anonymously in 1952. In later editions, these verses became the most celebrated of the Noble Prize winner’s oeuvre, captivating readers with earthbound images that reveal in gentle lingering lines an erotic re-imagining of the world through the prism of a lover’s body: "today our bodies became vast, they grew to the edge of the world / and rolled melting / into a single drop / of wax or meteor...." Written on the paradisal island of Capri, where Neruda "took refuge" in the arms of his lover Matilde Urrutia, Love Poems embraces the seascapes around them, saturating the images of endless shores and waves with a new, yearning eroticism. This wonderful book collects Neruda’s most passionate verses.  

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Adultolescence - Gabbie Hanna Cover Art

Adultolescence

Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna

Comedian Gabbie Hanna brings levity to the twists and turns of modern adulthood in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poetry. In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children’s verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence announces the arrival of a brilliant new voice with a magical ability to connect through alienation, cut to the profound with internet slang, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You’ll turn to the last page because you get her, and you’ll return to the first because she gets you.

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2Fish

2Fish (a poetry book) by Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.

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The Essential Rumi - reissue - Coleman Barks Cover Art

The Essential Rumi - reissue

The Essential Rumi - reissue New Expanded Edition by Coleman Barks

This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever. The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.

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The Complete Walt Whitman

The Complete Walt Whitman The Collected Works by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman is widely regarded as one of the greats of American literature, despite causing great controversy in his own era, due to the apparent 'obscenity' of his works – in particular for his poetic masterpiece “Leaves of Grass”. This huge collection contains ALL of Walt Whitman's works – both poetry and prose.  These have been separated into chapters based on the books in which they were originally published, and are as follows: Drum-Taps Leaves of Grass The Patriotic Poems of Walt Whitman The Complete Prose Works The Wound Dresser The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman. This beautifully designed ebook has an interactive table of contents for ease of navigation, carefully formatted texts and chapter illustrations.

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The Complete Poetry - Maya Angelou Cover Art

The Complete Poetry

The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou

The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou’s words live on in this complete collection of poetry. Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life.   Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can be found within the pages of this sure-to-be-treasured volume—from her reflections on African American life and hardship in the compilation Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Diiie (“Though there’s one thing that I cry for / I believe enough to die for / That is every man’s responsibility to man”) to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in the poem “Still I Rise” (“Out of the huts of history’s shame / I rise / Up from a past that’s rooted in pain / I rise”) to her “On the Pulse of Morning” tribute at President William Jefferson Clinton’s inauguration (“Lift up your eyes upon / The day breaking for you. / Give birth again / To the dream.”).   Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry also features her final long-form poems, including “A Brave and Startling Truth,” “Amazing Peace,” “His Day Is Done,” and the honest and endearing Mother:   “I feared if I let you go You would leave me eternally. You smiled at my fears, saying I could not stay in your lap forever”   This collection also includes the never-before-published poem “Amazement Awaits,” commissioned for the 2008 Olympic Games:   “We are here at the portal of the world we had wished for At the lintel of the world we most need. We are here roaring and singing. We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us.”   Timeless and prescient, this definitive compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelou’s most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher—a phenomenal woman for the ages.

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And Still I Rise

And Still I Rise A Book of Poems by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou’s unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters .   Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.   Thus begins “Phenomenal Woman,” just one of the beloved poems collected here in Maya Angelou’s third book of verse. These poems are powerful, distinctive, and fresh—and, as always, full of the lifting rhythms of love and remembering. And Still I Rise is written from the heart, a celebration of life as only Maya Angelou has discovered it.   “It is true poetry she is writing,” M.F.K. Fisher has observed, “not just rhythm, the beat, rhymes. I find it very moving and at times beautiful. It has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity. . . . It is astounding, flabbergasting, to recognize it, in all the words I read every day and night . . . it gives me heart, to hear so clearly the caged bird singing and to understand her notes.”

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Phenomenal Woman

Phenomenal Woman Four Poems Celebrating Women by Maya Angelou

A collection of beloved poems about women from the iconic Maya Angelou These four poems, “Phenomenal Woman,” “Still I Rise,” “Weekend Glory,” and “Our Grandmothers,” are among the most remembered and acclaimed of Maya Angelou's poems. They celebrate women with a majesty that has inspired and touched the hearts of millions. “Phenomenal Woman” is a phenomenal poem that speaks to us of where we are as women at the dawn of a new century. In a clear voice, Maya Angelou vividly reminds us of our towering strength and beauty.

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The Waste Land and Other Writings

The Waste Land and Other Writings by T.S. Eliot & Mary Karr

First published in 1922, "The Waste Land" is T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot's poem exerted a revolutionary influence on his contemporaries, summoning forth a rich new poetic language, breaking decisively with Romantic and Victorian poetic traditions. Kenneth Rexroth was not alone in calling Eliot "the representative poet of the time, for the same reason that Shakespeare and Pope were of theirs. He articulated the mind of an epoch in words that seemed its most natural expression." As influential as his verse, T.S. Eliot's criticism also exerted a transformative effect on twentieth-century letter, and this new edition of The Waste Land and Other Writings includes a selection of Eliot's most important essays. In her new Introduction, Mary Karr dispels some of the myths of the great poem's inaccessibility and sheds fresh light on the ways in which "The Waste Land" illuminates contemporary experience.

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The Aeneid

The Aeneid by Virgil

Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.

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La balada de la cárcel de Reading - Oscar Wilde Cover Art

La balada de la cárcel de Reading

La balada de la cárcel de Reading Edición bilingüe by Oscar Wilde

Poesía bilingüe. Traducción impecable de uno de los más destacados escritores de la literatura universal. Oscar Wilde nació en Dublín en 1854. Su extraordinario talento para subvertir la lógica del sentido común y el rigor de las tradiciones “respetables”, unido a su manejo magistral de la ironía y de las frases ingeniosas, le permitió convertirse en el “niño mimado y terrible al mismo tiempo” de la Inglaterra victoriana. En la cumbre de su éxito, la suerte le volteo la espalda en la figura del Marqués de Queensberry, quien inició contra él un juicio penal por “indecencia pública, sodomía y ultraje a la moral”, y fue condenado a dos años de prisión en la cárcel de Reading, donde concibió su famosa balada. El 30 de noviembre de 1900 murió en el cuartucho de un hotel de mala muerte, en medio de la más absoluta miseria, a los 46 años. Traducción y prólogo de Mario Reyes Suárez.

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Lovely Seeds

Lovely Seeds A Walk Through the Garden of Our Becoming by R. H. Swaney

R. H. Swaney brings a depolarizing voice to the poetry world with this debut collection. Amongst the topics of mental health, self-love, and social progress, readers will find a soft but powerful voice that uncovers the beauty that exists inside of all of us. Examining life and its circle from seed to withering to regrowth, the thought-provoking nature of this collection will bring readers to a place of self-exploration, reflection, and a deeper understanding of their place in the world.

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Dangling in the Tournefortia

Dangling in the Tournefortia by Charles Bukowski

There is not a wasted word in Dangling in the Tournefortia, a selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Charles Bukowski writes of women, gambling and booze while his words remain honest and pure.

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The Crazy Bunch

The Crazy Bunch by Willie Perdomo

From a prize-winning poet, a new collection that chronicles a weekend in the life of a group of friends coming of age in East Harlem at the dawn of the hip-hop era Willie Perdomo, a native of East Harlem, has won praise as a hip, playful, historically engaged poet whose restlessly lyrical language mixes "city life with a sense of the transcendent" (NPR.org). In his fourth collection, The Crazy Bunch, Perdomo returns to his beloved neighborhood to create a vivid, kaleidoscopic portrait of a "crew" coming of age in East Harlem at the beginning of the 1990s. In poems written in couplets, vignettes, sketches, riffs, and dialogue, Perdomo recreates a weekend where surviving members of the crew recall a series of tragic events: "That was the summer we all tried to fly. All but one of us succeeded."

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A Scattering and Anniversary

A Scattering and Anniversary Poems by Christopher Reid

An exploration of love and loss by the renowned Costa Award–winning poet You lived at such speed that the ballpoint script running aslant and fading across the faded blue can scarcely keep up. Many words are illegible. I miss important steps. Your movements blur. I want to follow, but can’t. A Scattering is a book of lamentation and remembrance, its subject being Christopher Reid’s wife, the actress Lucinda Gane, who died of cancer at the age of fifty-five. First published in the UK in 2009 to wide acclaim, winning the Costa Book of the Year, this moving and fiercely self-reflective collection is divided into four poetic sequences. The first was written during a holiday a few months before Gane’s death with the knowledge that the end was approaching; the second recalls her last courageous weeks, spent in a hospice in London; the third continues the exploration of bereavement from a variety of perspectives; and the fourth addresses her directly, celebrating her life, personality, and achievements. Paired for the first time with Anniversary , which was written to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Gane’s death, A Scattering and Anniversary brings the poet into dialogue, again, with the wife he loved. A moving exploration of the stages of grief and how the “weighty emptinesses” that remain after bereavement change us, A Scattering and Anniversary shows us what it means to love, lose, and—forever changed—continue on.

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The Poetic Wheel Of Life

The Poetic Wheel Of Life Astrology For The Aquarian Age by Wanda Byrne

The art of astrology as a KEY, unlocks the door to the inner qualities of each personality, as evidenced by the helpfulness of these poems. The Poetic Wheel of Life teaches a few easily grasped fundamentals of astrology, the nature of all planets and the signs they rule. Use that knowledge to get more fully acquainted with your own personality and to better understand others. But dont stop there. To fully enter the Aquarian Age of Brotherhood, leave behind the false beliefs of the Piscean Age that has held us in bondage for 2,000 years. Use these poems to form a bridge that will light up your mind. Dare to change your outdated Piscean beliefs. Shake off the shackles of the past and experience the New Age that is upon us.

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She Just Wants to Forget

She Just Wants to Forget by r.h. Sin

She Just Wants to Forget  is the follow up to the New York Times bestselling poetry collection  She Felt Like Feeling Nothing by r.h. Sin. 

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Don't Tell Me Not to Ask Why

Don't Tell Me Not to Ask Why Poetry & Prose by Samantha King Holmes

Don’t Tell Me Not to Ask Why , Samantha King Holmes’s second solo poetry collection following her bestselling  Born to Love, Cursed to Feel , is a mirror that reflects our honest truths. Holmes’s poems are like little stories, hooking readers while navigating issues like body image, family relationships, loneliness, failed relationships, and finding belonging. Don’t Tell Me Not to Ask Why is a call to introspection, a demand for honesty, and an affirmation of second chances.

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Pillow Thoughts II

Pillow Thoughts II Healing the Heart by Courtney Peppernell

Peppernell understands that healing is a process, and Pillow Thoughts II  eloquently captures the time and experience that one goes through on their journey to peace through restoration. A collection of inspirational and comforting poems for anyone who is mending from a broken heart.

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The Collected Poems

The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath

Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes. By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge, she never scrapped any of her poetic efforts. With one or two exceptions, she brought every piece she worked on to some final form acceptable to her, rejecting at most the odd verse, or a false head or a false tail. Her attitude to her verse was artisan-like: if she couldn’t get a table out of the material, she was quite happy to get a chair, or even a toy. The end product for her was not so much a successful poem, as something that had temporarily exhausted her ingenuity. So this book contains not merely what verse she saved, but—after 1956—all she wrote.—Ted Hughes, from the Introduction

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Empty Bottles Full of Stories

Empty Bottles Full of Stories by r.h. Sin & Robert M. Drake

What are you hiding behind your smile? If those empty bottles that line the walls of your room could speak, what tales would they spill? So much of your truth is buried beneath the lies you tell yourself. There’s a need to scream to the moon; there’s this urge to go out into the darkness of the night to purge. There are so many stories living inside your soul, you just want the opportunity to tell them. And when you can’t find the will to express what lives within your heart, these words will give you peace. These words will set you free.

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If They Come for Us

If They Come for Us Poems by Fatimah Asghar

“A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice.”— Booklist “Elegant and playful . . . The poet invents new forms and updates classic ones.”— Elle “[Fatimah] Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality, age, and gender, illuminating the forces by which identity is fixed or flexible.”— The New Yorker NAMED ONE OF THE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY  • FINALIST FOR THE LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD an aunt teaches me how to tell an edible flower from a poisonous one. just in case, I hear her say, just in case. From a co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series  Brown Girls  comes an imaginative, soulful debut poetry that collection captures the experiences of being a young Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America. Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people’s histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging. Praise for If They Come for Us “In forms both traditional . . . and unorthodox . . . Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality, age, and gender, illuminating the forces by which identity is fixed or flexible. Most vivid and revelatory are pieces such as ‘Boy,’ whose perspicacious turns and irreverent idiom conjure the rich, jagged textures of a childhood shadowed by loss.” — The New Yorker “[Asghar’s] debut poetry collection cemented her status as one of the city’s greatest present-day poets. . . . A stunning work of art that tackles place, race, sexuality and violence. These poems—both personal and historical, both celebratory and aggrieved—are unquestionably powerful in a way that would doubtless make both Gwendolyn Brooks and Harriet Monroe proud.” — Chicago Review of Books  “Taut lines, vivid language, and searing images range cover to cover. . . . Inventive, sad, gripping, and beautiful.” — Library Journal (starred review)

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Delphi Complete Works of William Blake

Delphi Complete Works of William Blake by William Blake

The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This monumental volume presents for the first time ever the complete works of William Blake, featuring all of the poetry and the entire corpus of engravings and paintings, as well as the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 2) * Beautifully illustrated with numerous images relating to Blake's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Famous poetry collections like SONGS OF INNOCENCE offer fully illustrated texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a special ‘Plates’ section with Blake’s complete engravings, paintings and illustrations – spend hours exploring Blake's artistic genius in over 1,100 images! * Features two biographies - discover Blake’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with missing books to JERUSALEM in response to customer's review Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Poetry and Prose Books POETICAL SKETCHES AN ISLAND IN THE MOON ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION TIRIEL SONGS OF INNOCENCE THE BOOK OF THEL THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL THE FRENCH REVOLUTION VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION AMERICA A PROPHECY EUROPE A PROPHECY THE FIRST BOOK OF URIZEN SONGS OF EXPERIENCE THE BOOK OF LOS THE SONG OF LOS THE BOOK OF AHANIA THE FOUR ZOAS MILTON A POEM JERUSALEM: THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION SONGS AND BALLADS FROM BLAKE’S NOTEBOOK (1793) SATIRIC VERSES AND EPIGRAMS FROM BLAKE’S NOTEBOOK UNCOLLECTED WORKS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plates CATALOGUE OF VISUAL WORKS The Biographies WILLIAM BLAKE by Irene Langridge WILLIAM BLAKE by Charles Gardner Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

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Complete Works of Robert Burns

Complete Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of Scotland’s favourite son Robert Burns, with beautiful illustrations, superior indexing and the usual Delphi bonus material. (6MB Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burns’ life and works * Concise introduction to Burns and his poetry * The famous TAM O’SHANTER is fully illustrated for your enjoyment * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Special glossary of Scots words to aid your reading of the poems * Includes Burns’ letters, fully indexed - spend hours exploring the poet's personal correspondence * Features no less than four biographies, including Carlyle’s scholarly study of the great poet – immerse yourself in Burns’ world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Poetry of Robert Burns ROBERT BURNS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION THE COMPLETE POEMS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Glossary of Scots Words The Letters THE LETTERS OF ROBERT BURNS The Biographies LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS by Thomas Carlyle THE REAL ROBERT BURNS by J. L. Hughes ROBERT BURNS by John Campbell Shairp BRIEF LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS by Allan Cunningham

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