Poems of Gratitude

Poems of Gratitude Poems of Gratitude is a unique anthology of poetry from around the world and through the ages celebrating thanksgiving in its many secular and spiritual forms For centuries poets in all cultures have

  • Title: Poems of Gratitude
  • Author: Emily Fragos
  • ISBN: 9781101907900
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Poems of Gratitude is a unique anthology of poetry from around the world and through the ages celebrating thanksgiving in its many secular and spiritual forms.For centuries, poets in all cultures have offered eloquent thanks and praise for the people and things of this world The voices collected here range from Sappho, Horace, and Rumi to Shakespeare and Milton, from WordPoems of Gratitude is a unique anthology of poetry from around the world and through the ages celebrating thanksgiving in its many secular and spiritual forms.For centuries, poets in all cultures have offered eloquent thanks and praise for the people and things of this world The voices collected here range from Sappho, Horace, and Rumi to Shakespeare and Milton, from Wordsworth, Rilke, Yeats, Rossetti, and Dickinson to Czeslaw Milosz, Langston Hughes, Yehuda Amichai, Anne Sexton, W S Merwin, Maya Angelou, and many Such beloved favorites as Gerard Manley Hopkins s Pied Beauty, Robert Frost s Nothing Gold Can Stay, Constantine Cavafy s Ithaka, and Adam Zagajewski s Try to Praise the Mutilated World, mingle with classics from China and Japan, and with traditional Navajo, Aztec, Inuit, and Iroquois poems Devotional lyrics drawn from the major religious traditions of the world find a place here alongside poetic tributes to autumn and the harvest season that draw attention to nature s bounty and poignant beauty as winter approaches The result is a splendidly varied literary feast that honors and affirms the joy in our lives while acknowledging the sorrows and losses that give that joy its keenness.

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    1. It was a great read for this time of year, with a variety of subjects and ending with Thanksgiving. It's been on my list to pick up for a while so when this fall season came, I figured it'd be the perfect time. Poetry is pretty much the best thing for me to read in between courses and assignments. Some of the poetry here was just really beautiful and often with compilations sometimes the poems don't flow well one from another but that was not the case here. At all, and because of that I was able [...]

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