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World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time Hardcover – November 17, 2000

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World Poetry is an incomparable collection in which the ancient and the contemporary are seamlessly interwoven; it is a cornucopia of surprises. When you turn to the Dante section, instead of finding excerpts from well-known versions of the Commedia, there are selections by poets such as Shelley, Howard Nemerov, Susan Mitchell, and James Schuyler.

World Poetry can be read in the light of Ezra Pound's dicta: points define a periphery. The editors scoured the archives for versions that would stand as poems on their own. When nothing met their standards, as in the case of Victor Hugo, Maurice Scève, or Gottfried Benn, they commissioned new translations. Louis Simpson gives new life to Hugo's famous poem about Napoleon's armies, "Expiation":

It was snowing, always snowing! The cold lash
Whistled. These warriors had no bread to eat,
They walked across the ice with naked feet.
No longer living hearts, they seemed to be
A dream lost in a fog, a mystery,
A march of shadows under a black sky.
Vast solitudes, appalling to the eye,
Stretched out, mute and revengeful, everywhere.
Perhaps the greatest reward that lies in wait is discovering stunning poems by great and good poets who are almost entirely unknown in the English-speaking world, such as Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786-1859), Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli (1791-1863), and the amazing Andreas Gryphius (1616-1664), who proves that Petrarch and the Elizabethans aren't the only great sonneteers.
What are we really? Pain's return address.
A ball for luck, blindfolded, to kick around.
A flick of the switch. A stage darkened by fear.
A candle doused, snow melting on bare ground.
Life slips away like gossip or last night's joke.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Whatever breathes will vanish into air.
Our graves are large and lonely. What's left to say?
We're smoke that the wind has caught, and blown away.
(from "Misery," trans. Christopher Benfey)
This book is different from other anthologies in its determination to enable us to experience all poetry as contemporaneous. You will encounter, in all likelihood for the first time, any number of anonymous masterpieces, such as "The Vigil of Venus" translated by David R. Slavitt (anonymous, circa A.D. 200) and "The Old Woman of Beare," translated by Brendan Kenneally (anonymous, circa A.D. 800). Both poems are rendered in elegant yet idiomatic English. "The Old Woman of Beare" is breathtaking: "The sea crawls from the shore / Leaving there / The despicable weed, / A corpse's hair. / In me, / The desolate withdrawing sea."

In the case of your favorite poets, you're bound to quarrel with the selection. It is thrilling to find the "At five in the afternoon" section of Lorca's great elegy to the bullfighter Ignacio Sénchez Mejías, but it seems inappropriate to publish half of Eugenio Montale's "Motets," instead of choosing several of his self-enclosed, dynamic, shorter poems. But arguing with the anthologists is part of the fun, and you're free to return with a vengeance to the poems that you think should have been included. World Poetry is an ideal book to have if you're going to be away from your own library for any amount of time. It is easy to get lost in its opulence, roaming the points of its compass.

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World Poetry is a book that belongs on every reader's bookshelf. -- Chicago Tribune

Breathtaking . . . multiculturalism without the earnestness-a joyful poetic survey of our cultural heritage. -- San Diego Union-Tribune

The Eiga Monogatari: Dialogue Poems by A Court Lady+(1) [pseud.]
Ilahi by Pir Sultan Abdal
Carmina Burana, Sels. by Peter Abelard
Insomnia by Abu 'amir Ibn Al-hammarah
The Battle by Abraham Abulafia
The White Stallion by Abus Salt
Agamemnon: Chorus by Aeschylus
The Battle Of Salamis, Fr. The Persians by Aeschylus
The Suppliants: Chorus by Aeschylus
Compromise by Akhtar-ul-iman
The Quince by Al-mushafi
Blue River by Al-rusafi
Bosch by Rafael Alberti
Giotto by Rafael Alberti
Come Tip A Few With Me by Alcaeus Of Mytilene
Come! Put By Pelops' Isle by Alcaeus Of Mytilene
Her Heart So Stricken, Helen by Alcaeus Of Mytilene
I Long For For The Call To Council by Alcaeus Of Mytilene
Night by Lucila Godoy Alcayaga
Desire Loosening by Alcman
Fragment: 58. Night And Sleep by Alcman
The Mad Pomegranate Tree by Odysseus Alepoudeli
This Wind That Loiters by Odysseus Alepoudeli
When We Were Children by Der Wilde Alexander
Lying In Bed by Amaru
Much Too Close To Bear His Eyes by Amaru
You With Your Beautiful Swaying Walk, Where by Amaru
Amergin's Charm by Amergin
Biblical Meditations by Yehuda Amichai
My Mother Once Told Me by Yehuda Amichai
My Son by Yehuda Amichai
They Shout Out The Price Of Salt Harvested Harvested From Salt Flats by Ammuvanar
Count, If You Can, Every Leaf On Every Tree by Anacreon
Don't Kill Yourself by Carlos Drummond De Andrade
2. by Aneirin
3. by Aneirin
4. by Aneirin
5. by Aneirin
The Gorcheanu: Three Laments: 1 by Aneirin
The Gorcheanu: Three Laments: 2 by Aneirin
The Gorcheanu: Three Laments: 3 by Aneirin
Youth %exquisite With Man Instinct by Aneirin
The Capitol by Innokenti Fyodorovich Annensky
One Second by Innokenti Fyodorovich Annensky
The Black Knight by Antara Ibn Shaddad
Never Again, Orpheus by Antipater Of Sidon
Priapos Of The Harbor by Antipater Of Sidon
This Is Anacreon's Grave by Antipater Of Sidon
I've Never Feared by Antipater Of Thessalonica
A Strange Race Of Critics by Antiphanes
On The Death Of The Ferryman, Glaucus by Antiphilus
Death Fugue by Paul Antschel
Matiere De Bretagne by Paul Antschel
Psalm by Paul Antschel
Shot Forth by Paul Antschel
Composing by Anvari
Drunkenness by Anvari
Take What He Gives You, Even If It's Paltry by Anvari
I, Hermes, Have Been Set Up by Anyte
The Cavalier's Farewell by Guillaume Apollinaire
Meadow Saffron by Guillaume Apollinaire
Mirabeau Bridge by Guillaume Apollinaire
The Traveller by Guillaume Apollinaire
Zone by Guillaume Apollinaire
Richard Ii Forty by Louis Aragon
Be Bold! That's One Way by Archilochus
Fireworks On The Grass by Archilochus
May He Lose His Way On The Cold Sea by Archilochus
Mercenary by Archilochus
Strategy by Archilochus
The Archpoet's Confession by Archpoet Of Cologne [pseud.]
Damon's Lament For His Clorinda, Yorkshire 1654 by Lupercio Leonardo De Argensola
Flowers Of Mildew by Tudor Arghezi
The Last Hour by Tudor Arghezi
The Clouds: The Initiation Of Strepsiades, Fr. The Clouds by Aristophanes
Pisthetairos' Speech, Fr. The Birds by Aristophanes
On The Advice Of Praxilla by Aristophanes Of Byzantium
The Isle Of Monogatari: Facing His Own Death by Ariwara No Narihira
The Isle Of Monogatari: Regretting The Past by Ariwara No Narihira
Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
Here Lies Archeanassa by Asclepiades Of Samos
The Conference Of The Birds, Sels. by Farid-uddin Attar
Praise To The Tattoo Mistress by Mririda N'ait Attik
The Three Companions by Wystan Hugh Auden
The Wanderer by Wystan Hugh Auden
The Fields Of Sorrow by Decimus Magnus Ausonius
From The Greek Of Rufinus by Decimus Magnus Ausonius
The Calf And The Ox by Rufus Festus Avienus
Epitafio by Ece Ayhan
Aria 1 by Ingeborg Bachmann
Fog Land by Ingeborg Bachmann
Soldiers by Sutardji Calzoum Bachri
Oh Beloved, Since The Origin We Have Been by Baki
Fire! by Willy Bal
Woman by Hira Bansode
A Winter Night by William Barnes
The Clock by Charles Baudelaire
Intimate Associations by Charles Baudelaire
L'invitation Au Voyage by Charles Baudelaire
The Swan by Charles Baudelaire
To The Reader by Charles Baudelaire
A Voyage To Cythera by Charles Baudelaire
Song On The Water (2) by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Introduction To A Prayer by Fritzi Harmsen Van Beek
Las, Ou Est Maintenant Ce Mespris De Fortune by Joachim Du Bellay
The Regrets: 1 by Joachim Du Bellay
The Regrets: 2 by Joachim Du Bellay
Rome by Joachim Du Bellay
Greed by Giuseppe Giocchino Belli
Revenge I by Giuseppe Giocchino Belli
What Might Have Been by Giuseppe Giocchino Belli
Fredman's Epistle No. 23, Fr. Fredman's Epistlar by Karl Mikael Bellman
Blessed Are They That Sow And Shall Not Reap by Avraham Ben Yitzhak
Before A Cornfield by Gottfried Benn
Quaternary: 1 by Gottfried Benn
Quaternary: 2 by Gottfried Benn
This Is Bad by Gottfried Benn
The Properties Of A Good Greyhound by Juliana Berners
Henry's Understanding by John Berryman
Protestation by Bertran De Born
Sirventes by Bertran De Born
Apathy Is Ascribed To The Modern Man by Bhartrihari
A Bald-headed Man, His Pate by Bhartrihari
A Man May Tear A Jewel by Bhartrihari
Sweet Maid by Bhartrihari
While His Body's Vigor Is Whole by Bhartrihari
Ezekiel: 37:1-11. The Valley Of Dry Bones by Bible
Job 38 by Bible
Job: 3 by Bible
Lamentations: 1 by Bible
Lamentations: 2 by Bible
Lamentations: 3 by Bible
Song Of Solomon: The Song Of Songs: 2:8-13 by Bible
Song Of Solomon: The Song Of Songs: 5, 2 - 6, 3 by Bible
The Satasai: 1 by Bihari
The Satasai: 2 by Bihari
The Satasai: 3 by Bihari
An Answer To The Parson by William Blake
Lacedemonian Instruction by William Blake
The Look Of Love Alarms by William Blake
The Mental Traveller by William Blake
Merlin's Prophesy by William Blake
Morning by William Blake
The New [or, Building Of] Jerusalem [or, To The Christians] by William Blake
The Question Answer'd by William Blake
The Twelve: 10 by Alexander (aleksandr) Alexandrovich Blok
The Twelve: 11 by Alexander (aleksandr) Alexandrovich Blok
The Twelve: 12 by Alexander (aleksandr) Alexandrovich Blok
The Midnight Skaters by Edmund Charles Blunden
Afternoon Sleep by Robert Bly
Dead Language by Johannes Bobrowski
In The Torrent by Johannes Bobrowski
Novgorod: Coming Of The Saints by Johannes Bobrowski
Woodland God by Johannes Bobrowski
Les Conges Du Lepreux by Jean Bodel
Women by Louise Bogan
Il Canto De Li Augei Di Frunda In Frunda by Matteo Maria Boiardo
Remember The Island Where They Built The Fire by Yves Bonnefoy
What House Would You Build For Me by Yves Bonnefoy
Baruch Spinoza by Jorge Luis Borges
The Dagger [el Punal] by Jorge Luis Borges
Ewigkeit by Jorge Luis Borges
The Labyrinth [el Laberinto] by Jorge Luis Borges
Oedipus And The Riddle [edipo Y El Enigma] by Jorge Luis Borges
Possession Of Yesterday by Jorge Luis Borges
A Fairy Tale by Bogdan Boychuk
Sonnet: Cupid And Venus by Mark Alexander Boyd
Carping Tongues by Anne Bradstreet
Naima by Edward Kamau Brathwaite
Concerning The Infanticide, Marie Farrar by Bertolt Brecht
Contemplating Hell by Bertolt Brecht
The Mask Of Evil by Bertolt Brecht
Of Poor B.b. by Bertolt Brecht
On Reading A Recent Greek Poet by Bertolt Brecht
In The Eyes Of The Gods by Andre Breton
The Marquis De Sade by Andre Breton
A Plea For Mercy by O. H. Kwesi Brew
New Stanzas To Augusta: 1 by Joseph Brodsky
Through The Metidja To Abd-el-kadr by Robert Browning
Nightsong: City by Dennis Brutus
Flowers, And Tall-stalked Grasses, And A Bee by Ivan Alekseyevitch (alexeyvich) Bunin
Riding Silk, Adrift On Noon by Basil Bunting
Second Book Of Odes: 1. by Basil Bunting
Stars by Basil Bunting
John Anderson by Robert Burns
The Silver Tassie by Robert Burns
House In St. Petersburg by Stanley Burnshaw
Grass by Byok Namkung
The Destruction Of Sennacherib by George Gordon Byron
Song by George Gordon Byron
Those Which Were Pomp And Delight by Pedro Calderon De La Barca
Epigram: 1 by Callimachus
Epigram: 3 by Callimachus
Prologue To The Aetia by Callimachus
Dear Gentle Soul by Luis De Camoens
On A Shipmate, Pero Moniz, Dying At Sea by Luis De Camoens
Sonnet by Luis De Camoens
Sonnet by Luis De Camoens
Fire, Fire, Fire, Fire! by Thomas Campion
The Clerks Pretend To Be Shepherds by Peire Cardinal
Short Song by T. Carmi
Of Distress Being Humiliated By The Classical Chinese Poets by Hayden Carruth
Bitter Wood by Martin Carter
Attis by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
Carmen: Xi by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
Catullus, 101 by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
He Seems To Me Almost A God by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
Ipsithilla, My Pet, My Favorite Dish by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
Lesbia, Let Us Live Only For Loving by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
Odi Et Amo by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
Sonnet: 13. Out Of Catallus by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
What For? by Gaius (caius) Valerius Catullus
Waking Intuitively by Q. Lutatius Catulus
The City by Constantine P. Cavafy
Days Of 1908 by Constantine P. Cavafy
Ithaka by Constantine P. Cavafy
Waiting For The Barbarians by Constantine P. Cavafy
Ballata 11. Last Song; From Exile by Guido Cavalcanti
What He Said by Cempulappeyanirar
Great It May Be by Ceraman Kottampalattut
Blank To Fill In On The Visa Of Pollen by Aime Cesaire
Lay Of The Rover by Aime Cesaire
Since Akkad, Since Elam, Since Sumer by Aime Cesaire
An Old White Russian by Ch'en Meng-chia
Turkestan by Ch'en T'ao
Twilight by Ch'en Yun
In The Night by Ch'oe Ch'ung
The Heavenly Questions: 1 by Ch'u Yuan
The Heavenly Questions: 2 by Ch'u Yuan
The Heavenly Questions: 3 by Ch'u Yuan
Lyrics Of Chu (the Nine Songs): 5. The Yellow River's Earl by Ch'u Yuan
The Summons Of The Soul by Ch'u Yuan
Why Tell Me What To Do? by Chandidas
T'ung Pass by Chang Yang-hao
The Pavilion For Listening To Fragrance by Chang Yu (1333-1385)
An Admonition To Myself by Chao Meng-fu
On The Bell Frieze Of A Roman Church by Rene Char
The Minstrel's Song [or, The Minstrel's Roundelay] by Thomas Chatterton
Balade [lady Without Paragon] by Geoffrey Chaucer
Troilus And Cresyde: Conclusion by Geoffrey Chaucer
Who Remains Standing by Andree Chedid
Elegies: 3 by Andre Marie Chenier
Hermes, Sels. by Andre Marie Chenier
Hermes: 8 by Andre Marie Chenier
Ryhmeprose On An Owl, Sels. by Chia Yi
The Love Suicides At Sonezaki, Sels. by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
My Father Travels by Dilip Chitre
Song by Cho-yong
Magistrate by Chong Ch'ol
Snow Falling In The Pine Forest: 1 by Chong Ch'ol
Snow Falling In The Pine Forest: 2 by Chong Ch'ol
Call To Arms by Chou Shu-jen
Hesitation by Chou Shu-jen
Hares At Play by John Clare
I Am by John Clare
Water-lilies by John Clare
The Lost Heifer by Austin Clarke
The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough
Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Work Without Hope by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Afterwards: 2 by Edouard Joachim Corbiere
The Blindman's Cries by Edouard Joachim Corbiere
Old Roscoff by Edouard Joachim Corbiere
Sailing Upon The River by George Crabbe
Winter Views Serene by George Crabbe
Voyages: 1 by Harold Hart Crane
Voyages: 2 by Harold Hart Crane
Conclusion: Upon The Book And Picture Of The Seraphical Saint Teresa by Richard Crashaw
50 Poems: 34 by Edward Estlin Cummings
Midrashim: Proverbs 6:6 by David Curzon
Beware by Cydias
The Nature Of The Siren by Cynewulf
The Phoenix, Sels. by Cynewulf
The Mirror by Dafydd Ap Gwilym
The Penis by Dafydd Ap Gwilym
The Rattle Bag by Dafydd Ap Gwilym
The Wind by Dafydd Ap Gwilym
The Sultan Of The Animals Is The Night by Fazil Husnu Daglarca
Mask by Sapardi Djoko Damono
En Cest Sonet Coind' A Leri by Arnaut Daniel
The Banquet [convito]: Dissertion 2, Canzone 1 by Dante Alighieri
Divina Commedia: Inferno. Canto 21 by Dante Alighieri
Divina Commedia: Inferno. Canto 3 by Dante Alighieri
Sestina [al Poco Giorno] by Dante Alighieri
Sonnet To Guido Cavalcanti by Dante Alighieri
Spesse Fiate Vegnonmi A La Mente by Dante Alighieri
Affliction by John (1569-1626) Davies
In Bed We Laugh, In Bed We Cry by Isaac De Benserade
The Fifth Villancico, Sels. by Juana Ines De La Cruz
On Her Portrait by Juana Ines De La Cruz
Napoleon by Walter John De La Mare
London, Greater London (after Satire 3) by Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Intermittent Dream Of A Sad Night by Marceline Desbordes-valmore
A Memory by Marceline Desbordes-valmore
My Room by Marceline Desbordes-valmore
Ballade: 1 by Eustache Deschamps
Ballade: 2 by Eustache Deschamps
Rondeau by Eustache Deschamps
I've Dreamed Of You So Much by Robert Desnos
No, Love Is Not Dead by Robert Desnos
The Tattered Sack by Devara Dasimayya
The City, Evening, And An Old Man: Me by Dhoomil
The Heaven Of Animals by James Dickey
A Country Burial by Emily Dickinson
Safe In Their Alabaster Chambers by Emily Dickinson
The Snake by Emily Dickinson
Wild Nights! Wild Nights! by Emily Dickinson
Vanity by Birago Diop
The Vultures by David Diop
On Love by Diophanes Of Myrina
The Eternal Three by Tove Ditlevsen
Twenty Years by Do Tan Xuan
Remembering The Priest Quang Tri by Doan Van Kham
The Mad Gardener's Song by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
The Canonization by John Donne
Elegy: 19. To His Mistress Going To Bed by John Donne
Holy Sonnet: 7 by John Donne
Song by John Donne
This Is The Spread Of Wings by Hilda Doolittle
Vergissmeinnicht by Keith Castellaine Douglas
A Song For St. Cecilia's Day by John Dryden
Of The Changes Of Life by William Dunbar
Released For Flight by Robert Duncan
On My Child's Death by Joseph Von Eichendorff
Ayiasma by Gunnar Ekelof
Guide To The Underworld: 1 by Gunnar Ekelof
Guide To The Underworld: 2. To The Diodar Of Soria by Gunnar Ekelof
Guide To The Underworld: 3 by Gunnar Ekelof
Guide To The Underworld: 4. Cave Of The Nymphs by Gunnar Ekelof
Guide To The Underworld: 5 by Gunnar Ekelof
Guide To The Underworld: 6 by Gunnar Ekelof
The Ode Of Imr El-qais by Imr El-qais
The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by Thomas Stearns Eliot
Evening Stroll by Ema Saiko
The Past by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Lion Of Judah by Jan Emmens
The Divorce by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
O My God Do Not Part From Thee by Esrefoglu
To A Swallow by Euenus
Electra, Sels. by Euripides
Hippolytus: Chorus by Euripides
The Trojan Women: Chorus by Euripides
Hymns In Darkness, Sels. by Nissim Ezekiel
Any Lover To Any Beloved by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Before You Came by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Love 20 Cents The First Quarter Mile by Kenneth Fearing
Sonnet by Feng Chengzhi
Mountain Song: 1 by Feng Meng-lung
Mountain Song: 2. Smart by Feng Meng-lung
Mountain Song: 3. Feeling The Itch by Feng Meng-lung
When The Sword Of Sixty Comes Nigh His Head by Firdausi
Sonnet by Josep Vicenc Foix
Canticle Of The Creatures by Francis Of Assisi
The Measures Taken by Erich Fried
The Draft Horse by Robert Frost
Neither Out Far Nor In Deep by Robert Frost
Provide, Provide by Robert Frost
The Cormorant-boat by Fujiwara No Shunzei
Shall I See It Again by Fujiwara No Shunzei
After His Tryst by Fujiwara No Teika
Those Long Black Tresses by Fujiwara No Teika
Weary Wild Geese Who Came by Fujiwara No Teika
Nothing Whatsoever by Fujiwara No Yasusue
Tanka by Fumi Saito
Tanka by Fumi Saito
Tanka by Fumi Saito
Casida Of The Dark Doves by Federico Garcia Lorca
The Gipsy Nun by Federico Garcia Lorca
Lament For Ignacio Sanchez Mejias: 1. The Goring And The Death by Federico Garcia Lorca
Lament For Ignacio Sanchez Mejias: 4. Absence Of The Soul by Federico Garcia Lorca
The Sleepwalking Ballad by Federico Garcia Lorca
Song Of The Rider by Federico Garcia Lorca
The Unfaithful Wife by Federico Garcia Lorca
Art by Theophile Gautier
Carmen by Theophile Gautier
Distant View From Grass Hill by Gensei
Evening View From Grass Hill by Gensei
The Antichrist by Stefan George
Do Not Ponder Too Much by Stefan George
Freely In Hidden Fire by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Ghazal by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
I'm Neither The Loosening Of Song Nor The Close-drawn Tent Of Music by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Not All, Only A Few Return As The Rose Or The Tulip by Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons
Erl-king by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Faust: Mystical Chorus by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The Holy Longing by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Journey In Winter: 1 by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Journey In Winter: 2 by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Journey In Winter: 3 by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Mignon by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Roman Elegy 8 by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
A Song From The Coptic by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Wanderer's Night Song by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The Ferry Of Lead by Iwan Goll
The Salt Lake by Iwan Goll
Allegory Of The Brevity Of Things Human by Luis De Gongora
The Fall; A Great Favorit Beheaded by Luis De Gongora
Iv by Luis De Gongora
The Ruins Of Time by Luis De Gongora
1915 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
The Muse by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 1935-1940 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 2 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 3 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 4 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 5 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 6 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 7. The Sentence by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 8. To Death by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: 9 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: Dedication by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: Instead Of A Preface by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Requiem: Prologue by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Rquiem: 1 by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
Twenty Poems Of Anna Akhmatova: 4. The Guest by Anna Adreyevna Gorenko
A Sonnet by Arthur Gorges
There Were Those I Loved by Gotoba
The Allansford Pursuit by Isobel Gowdie
Night's Fall Unlocks The Dirge Of The Sea by William Sydney Graham
To My Father by William Sydney Graham
The Cool Web by Robert Ranke Graves
Counting The Beats by Robert Ranke Graves
On The Ineffable Inspirit Of The Holy Spirit by Catharina Regina Von Greiffenberg
Caelica: 23 by Fulke Greville
Perfect; On The Western Seaboard Of South Uist by Christopher Murray Grieve
The Deaf And The Blind by Eugene Grindel
Lady Love by Eugene Grindel
Epitaph For Mariana Gryphius, His Brother Paul's Little Daughter by Andreas Gryphius
Hell by Andreas Gryphius
Misery by Andreas Gryphius
My Country Weeps by Andreas Gryphius
Not Mine The Years Time Took Away by Andreas Gryphius
To The Virgin Mary by Andreas Gryphius
A Spray Of Flowers (not Giving In To Old Age) by Guan Han-qing
I Want To Sleep by Jorge Guillen
Ballad Of The Dogs by Lars Gustafsson
Nightfall by Gwallter Mechain
Our Son's Profession by Ha Thi Thao
First War by Samuel Ha-nagid
The Gazelle by Samuel Ha-nagid
One Who Works And Buys Himself Books by Samuel Ha-nagid
The Prison by Samuel Ha-nagid
You Mock Me In Your Youth by Samuel Ha-nagid
The Bowmen by Paavo Haavikko
Fifteen Epigrams In Praise Of The Tyrant by Paavo Haavikko
Three Short Poems: 1 by Paavo Haavikko
Three Short Poems: 2 by Paavo Haavikko
Three Short Poems: 3 by Paavo Haavikko
The Winter Palace, Sels. by Paavo Haavikko
Love Has Seven Names by Hadewijch
Ghazal by Hafiz Of Shiraz
Ghazal: 24 by Hafiz Of Shiraz
Light Of My Eyes, There Is Something To Be Said by Hafiz Of Shiraz
Poem On Friendship: 1 by Hafiz Of Shiraz
Poem On Friendship: 2 by Hafiz Of Shiraz
Poem On Friendship: 3 by Hafiz Of Shiraz
The Gathasaptasati: 4.97 by Hala
Distant Dove by Yehuda Halevi
On The Sea, Sels. by Yehuda Halevi
Poem In Parts by Yehuda Halevi
In Central Park by Moyshe-leyb Halpern
Long For Home by Moyshe-leyb Halpern
Don't Bring Out The Straw Mat by Han Kwak
Cold Mountain Poems, Sels. by Han Shan
Cold Mountain Poems, Sels. by Han Shan
Cold Mountain Poems: 15 by Han Shan
Cold Mountain Poems: 158 by Han Shan
Cold Mountain Poems: 16 by Han Shan
Mountain Living: 3 by Han Shan Te-ch'ing
Mountain Living: 4 by Han Shan Te-ch'ing
Mountain Living: 9 by Han Shan Te-ch'ing
The Artist by Han Yong-woon
Autumn Thoughts: 8 by Han Yu
Hymns To The Night: 6. Longing For Death by Friedrich Leopold Von Hardenberg
When Geometric Diagrams And Digits by Friedrich Leopold Von Hardenberg
Afterwards by Thomas Hardy
The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
Midnight On The Great Western by Thomas Hardy
Galley Oars by Ali Ben Hariq Of Valencia
Across The Swamp by Olav H. Hauge
Middle Passage by Robert Earl Hayden
The Tollund Man by Seamus Heaney
Noble Funerals Arranged by Piet Hein
Death Is The Tranquil Night by Heinrich Heine
Dying In Paris: 1. Death And Morphine by Heinrich Heine
Dying In Paris: 2 by Heinrich Heine
A Memory by Heinrich Heine
My Zenith Was Luckily Happier Than My Night by Heinrich Heine
Night Thoughts by Heinrich Heine
Revenge by Heinrich Heine
Sea-sickness by Heinrich Heine
To The World We Must Appear by Heinrich Heine
Words, Words, Words, And Nothing Doing by Heinrich Heine
The Soil Is Freshly Dug by Heraclitus
Cyclus by Toeti Heraty
The Tomb Of Kings by Anne Herbert
Easter Wings by George Herbert
Heaven by George Herbert
Jordan (1) by George Herbert
Apollo And Marsyas by Zbigniew Herbert
Elegy Of Fortinbras by Zbigniew Herbert
The Envoy Of Mr Cogito by Zbigniew Herbert
What Mr. Cogito Thinks About Hell by Zbigniew Herbert
The Argument Of His Book by Robert Herrick
Upon Julia's Clothes by Robert Herrick
Vision by Hesiod
The Works And Days, Sels. by Hesiod
The Demon Of The Cities by Georg Heym
Final Vigil by Georg Heym
Seafarers by Georg Heym
With The Ships Of Passage by Georg Heym
About Mount Uludagh by Nazim Hikmet
Rubai by Nazim Hikmet
Mercian Hymns: 1 by Geoffrey Hill
Mercian Hymns: 2 by Geoffrey Hill
Mercian Hymns: 29 by Geoffrey Hill
Mercian Hymns: 5 by Geoffrey Hill
Mercian Hymns: 6 by Geoffrey Hill
Still Waiting For My Winter Coat; A Sequence Of Fragments by Hipponax
Get Drunk by Ho Ch'i-fang
For My Brother Hagok by Ho Nansolhon
On Sharing A Husband by Ho Xuan Huong
On The Transitory by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
Traveller's Song by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
Twilight Of The Outward Life by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
During An Illness by Vladimir Holan
All The Fruit by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
Descriptive Poetry by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
Halflife by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
Hymns And Fragments, Sels. by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
Hyperoin: Schicksalied by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
No Pardon by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
Patmos by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
The Seasons: Autumn by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
The Seasons: Spring by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
The Seasons: Summer by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
The Seasons: Winter by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
Tinian, Sels. by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
To The German People by Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin
Adam's Task by John Hollander
In The Microscope by Miroslav Holub
Polonius by Miroslav Holub
Zito The Magician by Miroslav Holub
Book 21, Selection by Homer
We Bore Down On The Ship At The Sea's Edge by Homer
Meditation On A Bone (a Piece Of Bone Found At Trondhjem) by Alec Derwent Hope
Abyss by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Felix Randal by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Fragment Of A Greek Tragedy by Alfred Edward Housman
Her Strong Enchantments Failing by Alfred Edward Housman
Dream And Poetry by Hu Shi
A Farewell To A Southern Melody by Huang O
To The Tune 'a Floating Cloud Crosses Enchanted Mountain' by Huang O
Wodwo by Edward James Hughes
Mother To Son by James Langston Hughes
Expiation by Victor Marie Hugo
Expiation by Victor Marie Hugo
Words In The Shadow by Victor Marie Hugo
Dafydd Ap Gwilym Resents Winter by Rolfe Humphries
Dog Parted From Her Master by Huseh T'ao
Gazing At Spring by Huseh T'ao
Trying On New-made Clothes: 1 by Huseh T'ao
Trying On New-made Clothes: 2 by Huseh T'ao
Trying On New-made Clothes: 3 by Huseh T'ao
I Will Cut Out The Middle Watch by Hwang Chini
What A Little Girl Had On Her Mind Was by Ibaraki Noriko
When I Was Prettiest In My Life by Ibaraki Noriko
The Rooster by Ibn Billita
Twice Times Then Is Now by Ibn Hazm
The Visit by Ibn Hazm
Grainfield by Ibn Iyad
To A Beauty, White, Pure, And Constant by Ibn Quzman
In Spring The Quince by Ibycus
Rescue The Dead by David Ignatow
Spring by Iio Sogi
Hymn To The Sun by Ikhnaton
Don't Worry Please Please How Many Times Do I Have To Say It by Ikkyu Sojun
Nobody Told The Flowers To Come Up Nobody by Ikkyu Sojun
Oh Green Willow Wonderfully Red Flower by Ikkyu Sojun
Ten Years Of Whorehouse Joy I'm Alone Now In The Mountains by Ikkyu Sojun
Wind, Ant, History by Ozdemir Ince
Because We Suspected by Ise
A Flower Of Waves by Ise
If It Is You, There by Ise
Lightly Forsaking by Ise
Hands by Ishigaki Rin
Eating Roasted Matsutake Mushrooms by Ishikawa Jozan
Gardening Chrysanthemums, I Think Of (t'ao) Yuan-ming by Ishikawa Jozan
The Armenian Language Is The Home Of The Armenian by Moushegh Ishkan
His Legs Strong And Lithe by Itaikkunrurkilar
Although The Wind by Izumi Shikibu
If Someone Would Come by Izumi Shikibu
In My Idleness by Izumi Shikibu
In The Autumn, On Retreat To A Mountain Temple by Izumi Shikibu
Poem On Love: 1 by Izumi Shikibu
Poem On Love: 2 by Izumi Shikibu
Poem On Love: 3 by Izumi Shikibu
Tangled Hair by Izumi Shikibu
Uncertainty Of Life: 1 by Izumi Shikibu
Uncertainty Of Life: 2 by Izumi Shikibu
Uncertainty Of Life: 3 by Izumi Shikibu
Crust On Fresh Snow by Rolf Jacobsen
Gaslight by Rolf Jacobsen
Meadowsweet by Rolf Jacobsen
Praise Of Diseases by Jacopone Da Todi
Caring For My Lover by Jalal Ad-din (jalaluddin) Ar-rumi
Has Anyone Seen The Boy by Jalal Ad-din (jalaluddin) Ar-rumi
Night And Sleep by Jalal Ad-din (jalaluddin) Ar-rumi
Poem On Night: 1 by Jalal Ad-din (jalaluddin) Ar-rumi
Poem On Night: 2 by Jalal Ad-din (jalaluddin) Ar-rumi
Poem On Night: 3 by Jalal Ad-din (jalaluddin) Ar-rumi
Poem On Night: 4 by Jalal Ad-din (jalaluddin) Ar-rumi
Horizon by David Emrys James
A Prayer To Go To Pardise With The Donkeys by Francis Jammes
Sailor's Song by Slavko Janevski
Silence by Slavko Janevski
The Spring Is A Cat by Jang-hi Lee
Lovelight by Gysbert Japicx
Satire by Ben Jaraf Of Cairuan
Variations by Randall Jarrell
The Gitagovinda: Song Of Krishna. The Fourth Song by Jayadeva
Midnight by Jen Jui
The Chilean Cigarette Pack by Jiang Haicheng
Too Much To Ask by Jien
The Dawn Brings With It by Juan Ramon Jimenez
To The Bridge Of Love by Juan Ramon Jimenez
Dark Night by John Of The Cross
Insidious Rival by Samuel (1709-1784) Johnson
A Short Song Of Congratulation by Samuel (1709-1784) Johnson
Written After Climbing Kaguyama To Survey The Land by Jomei
Ship's Master by David Jones
Foam by Roland Jones
The Child Who Was Shot Dead By Soldiers In Nyanga by Ingrid Jonker
On My First Son by Ben Jonson
On Spies by Ben Jonson
To Doctor Empiric by Ben Jonson
Dead Landscape by Attila Jozsef
Encouraging by Attila Jozsef
The Mujin Flowers Blossom On The Rolling Graves by Juan Chi
The Ten Suns Rise In The East by Juan Chi
Birth Of The Foal by Ferenc Juhasz
The Rainbow-colored Whale by Ferenc Juhasz
Ultima Ratio by Friedrich Georg Junger
Royal Dwellings by Juntoku In
Moon by Jusammi Chikako
Are You Looking For Me? I Am In The Next Seat by Kabir
The Ascetic Dyes His Robes by Kabir
Eternity by Kabir
I Cherish That Love by Kabir
Student, Do The Simple Purification by Kabir
The Wild Woman Of The Forests by Kabir
What She Said by Kaccipettu Nannakaiyar
Mourning Princess Asuka by Kakinomoto Hitomaro
Many Said by Kakkaipirtiniyar Naccellaiyar
The Cloud Messenger: 1 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 104 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 105 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 106 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 107 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 108 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 109 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 110 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 12 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 13 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 2 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 22 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 3 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 34 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 35 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 37 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 38 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 4 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 5 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 6 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 63 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 64 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 7 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 71 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 75 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 78 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 80 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 85 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 90 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 93 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 94 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 95 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 96 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 97 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 98 by Kalidasa
The Cloud Messenger: 99 by Kalidasa
What She Said by Kallatanar
The Lawn Sprinkler by Lydia Kamakaeha
Erol Guney's Cat by Orhan Veli Kanik
What Her Girl-friend Said To Him by Kannan
We Started Home, My Son And I by Jaan Kaplinski
I Love And Fear Him by Kasa
Shancoduff by Patrick Kavanagh
Division Of Labor by Feyyaz Kayacan
La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats
On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer by John Keats
To Fanny Brawne by John Keats
Now Have I Fed And Eaten Up The Rose by Gottfried Keller
Venus De Milo by Gottfried Keller
Four Poems On Death: 1 by Abu Sa'id Abul Khayr
Four Poems On Death: 2 by Abu Sa'id Abul Khayr
Four Poems On Death: 3 by Abu Sa'id Abul Khayr
Four Poems On Death: 4 by Abu Sa'id Abul Khayr
There Are Four Kinds Of Men Who'll Get Free From Me by Khosravani
Wood And Fire by Khuong Viet
Out In The Marsh Reeds by Ki No Tsurayuki
Spring Blossoms: 1 by Ki No Tsurayuki
Spring Blossoms: 2 by Ki No Tsurayuki
Spring Blossoms: 3 by Ki No Tsurayuki
I Spy The Three-colored Peach Blossom by Kim Ku
Havind Died by Kim Kwang-sup
A Song For My Shadow by Kim Pyongyon
Love Is False by Kim Sang'yong (1561-1637)
Years From Now by Kim So-wol
Deception by Kim Sujang
Moonlight by Kim Sujang
Batteries Out Of Ammunition; Epitaph Of The War, 1914-1918 by Rudyard Kipling
Bombed In London; Epitaph Of The War, 1914-1918 by Rudyard Kipling
Common Form; Epitaph Of The War, 1914-18 by Rudyard Kipling
Convoy Escort; Epitaph Of The War, 1914-1918 by Rudyard Kipling
The Coward; Epitaph Of The War, 1914-18 by Rudyard Kipling
A Dead Statesman; Epitaph Of The War, 1914-18 by Rudyard Kipling
A Drifter Off Tarentum; Epitaph Of The War, 1914-1918 by Rudyard Kipling
The Way Through The Woods by Rudyard Kipling
Secret Song Of The Heretics by Kitahara Hakushu
Frog by Kobayashi Issa
Haiku by Kobayashi Issa
Insects by Kobayashi Issa
On The Death Of The Poet's Daughter Sato by Kobayashi Issa
In Defense Of Drunkards by Jan Kochanowski
The Laments, Sels. by Jan Kochanowski
The Laments, Sels. by Jan Kochanowski
To A Mathematician by Jan Kochanowski
Ocean Liner by Koh Chang-soo
On The Spirit Of The Heart As Moon-disk by Kojiju
What Her Friend Said by Kollan Arici
You Can't Escape Your Life Record by Manila Koordada
I Was Suffering Exile Like A Rambling by Nahabed Kouchak
We Hope For Patrons by Kovurkilar
Caged Birds by Ignacy Krasicki
The Lamb And The Wolves by Ignacy Krasicki
The Master And The Dog by Ignacy Krasicki
From Kavikanthabharana by Kshemendra
A Courtesan To A Young Customer by Kshetrayya
A Courtesan To Her Lover by Kshetrayya
A Wife To A Friend by Kshetrayya
Bad Government by Kuan Hsiu
Song Of The Palace Of Ch'en by Kuan Hsiu
Written In The Mountains by Kuan Hsiu
Married Love by Kuan Tao-sheng
Earthquake by Kuo Mo-jo
Nights After Rain When The Moon by Kwon Homun
Book 12, #5 by Jean De La Fontaine
Phoebus And Boreas by Jean De La Fontaine
Pig, Goat, Sheep by Jean De La Fontaine
The Shrimp And Her Daughter by Jean De La Fontaine
Long-felt Desires by Louise Labe
Sonnet: 17 by Louise Labe
The Tent Marks In Minan Are Worn Away by Labid Ibn Rabi
El Desdichado by Gerard Labrunie
Fantasy by Gerard Labrunie
Golden Sayings by Gerard Labrunie
To J-y Colonna by Gerard Labrunie
Clair Du Lune by Jules Laforgue
Complaint On The Oblivion Of The Dead by Jules Laforgue
The Mystery Of The Three Horns by Jules Laforgue
Sunday Piece by Jules Laforgue
On The Way To God Difficulties by Lalla
The Soul, Like The Moon by Lalla
Dirce by Walter Savage Landor
The Vision Of Piers Plowman, Sels. by William Langland
The Tao Te Ching: 1 by Lao Tzu
The Tao Te Ching: 11 by Lao Tzu
The Tao Te Ching: 2 by Lao Tzu
The Tao Te Ching: 21 by Lao Tzu
The Tao Te Ching: 9 by Lao Tzu
Days by Philip Larkin
Going by Philip Larkin
Middle Of The World by David Herbert Lawrence
An Aubade by Irving Layton
The Black Huntsmen by Irving Layton
What I Leave To My Son by Le Cu' Phach
I Am Sad by Le Ngoc Hiep
Stick And Hat by Le Thanh-tong
The Stone Dog by Le Thanh-tong
The Owl And The Pussy Cat by Edward Lear
The Jaguar's Dream by Charles Marie Rene Leconte De Lisle
Theris, The Old Man Who Lived By His Fish Traps by Leonidas Of Tarentum
Antistrophe by Giacomo Leopardi
The Broom; Or, The Flower Of The Desert, Sels. by Giacomo Leopardi
Remembering Leopardi's Moon: A Version by Giacomo Leopardi
Saturday Night In The Village by Giacomo Leopardi
Dream by Mikhail Yurevich (yuryevich) Lermontov
On The Death Of His Son by Lewis Glyn Cothi
Flirtation by Li Ch'ing-chao
Lyric To The Tune 'immortal By The River' by Li Ch'ing-chao
Written To The Tune 'the Fisherman's Honor' by Li Ch'ing-chao
Flying Light by Li Ho
The Grave Of Little Su by Li Ho
The King Of Ch'in Drinks Wine by Li Ho
A Dead Turk by Li Kuang-t'ien
The Ballad Of Long Bank: 1 by Li Po
The Ballad Of Long Bank: 2 by Li Po
Drinking Alone On The Moonlight: 1 by Li Po
Drinking Alone On The Moonlight: 2 by Li Po
Fighting Sout Of The Wall: 1 by Li Po
Fighting Sout Of The Wall: 2 by Li Po
For Meng Hau-ran by Li Po
In Praise Of A Gold And Silver Painted Scene Of Buddha Manifestation by Li Po
Inscribed On The Wall Of Hsu Husan-ping's Retreat by Li Po
Listening To A Monk From Shu Playing The Lute by Li Po
Old Tai's Wine Shop by Li Po
The Road To Shu Is Hard by Li Po
Spring Thoughts by Li Po
Bite Back Passion by Li Shang-yin
The Chance To Meet Is Difficult by Li Shang-yin
Phoenix Tail On Scented Silk by Li Shang-yin
To The Tune Of 'meeting Happiness' by Li Yu
Sent To My Fourth Son, Shao-wu by Liang Te-sheng
On Parting With The Buddhist Pilgrim Ling-ch'e by Liu Ch'ang-ch'ing
Lament by Liu Chi-hsun
On Covering The Bones Of Chang Chin, The Hired Man by Liu Tsung-yuan
Song To The Tune 'ting Feng Po' by Liu Yung
Chaucer; Sonnet by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In Santiago by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
Lachrimae Amantis by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
On The Triumph Of Judith by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
The Pentecost Castle: 1 by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
The Pentecost Castle: 13 by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
The Pentecost Castle: 15 by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
The Pentecost Castle: 2 by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
The Pentecost Castle: 8 by Felix Lope De Vega Carpio
The Dead In Europe by Robert Lowell
The Art Of Writing: 4. The Satisfaction by Lu Chi
The Art Of Writing: 7. The Music Of Words by Lu Chi
The Art Of Writing: 9. The Riding Crop by Lu Chi
Seventy Years Are Few by Lu Chih
I Had Occasion To Tell A Visitor About An Old Trip ... Gorges Yangtze by Lu Yu (1125-1210)
Night Thoughts by Lu Yu (1125-1210)
Falling Snow: A Song by Lu Zhao-lin
Lean Gaius, Who Was Thinner Than A Straw by Lucilius
Troas: Act Ii. Latter End Of The Chorus by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
With The Army: A Ballad by Luo Bin-wang
In Praise Of A Sword Given Him By His Prince by Colman Mac Lenini
A Freedom Song by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye
Figures In The Fields Against The Sky! by Antonio Machado Ruiz
A Frail Sound Of A Tunic Trailing by Antonio Machado Ruiz
Naked Is The Earth by Antonio Machado Ruiz
People Possess Four Things by Antonio Machado Ruiz
Portrait by Antonio Machado Ruiz
Primavera by Antonio Machado Ruiz
Summer Night by Antonio Machado Ruiz
We Think To Create Festivals by Antonio Machado Ruiz
Hallaig by Sorley Maclean
The Sunlight On The Garden by Frederick Louis Macneice
Thalassa by Frederick Louis Macneice
I Do Not Call It His Sign by Mahadevi
Like An Elephant by Mahadevi
A Vein Of Sapphires by Mahadevi
Dejection by Derek Mahon
An Unborn Child by Derek Mahon
After The Battle by Antoni Malczewski
The Afternoon Of A Faun by Stephane Mallarme
Sea Breeze by Stephane Mallarme
Toast by Stephane Mallarme
Virginal, Vivid, Beautiful, Will This Be by Stephane Mallarme
What She Said by Mamalatan
Rebirth by Man Giac
Lightheartedly Take From The Palms Of My Hands by Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam
Mounds Of Human Heads by Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam
O Lord, Help Me To Live Through This Night by Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam
The Ode On Slate by Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam
The Stalin Epigram by Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam
Tristia by Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam
When Psyche, Who Is Life, Descends Among The Shades by Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam
Seated On Her Bed by Joyce Mansour
Lyric by Mao Tse-tung
Lyric by Mao Tse-tung
Return To Shaoshan by Mao Tse-tung
1, 103 by Marcus Valerius Martialis
Agriculture by Marcus Valerius Martialis
Epigram: 10, 91 by Marcus Valerius Martialis
Epigram: 12, 40 by Marcus Valerius Martialis
Here He Is Whom You Read And Clamor For by Marcus Valerius Martialis
How To Do It by Marcus Valerius Martialis
Non Amo Te; On The Occasion Of One Of Dr. Fell's Challenge To Translat by Marcus Valerius Martialis
Non Te Amo, Sabidine: The Truth At Last by Marcus Valerius Martialis
Ted's Studio Burnt Down, With All His Poems by Marcus Valerius Martialis
You Are A Stool Pigeon And by Marcus Valerius Martialis
You Sold A Slave Just Yesterday by Marcus Valerius Martialis
The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Peonies by Harry Edmund Martinson
Bermudas by Andrew Marvell
To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
Haiku by Matsuo Munefusa
What She Said by Maturai Eruttalan Centamputan
What She Said To Her Girl-friend by Maturaikkataiayattar Makan Vennakan
If The Hot Flowers Come To The Street by R. Meenakshi
On The Death Of A New Born Child by Mei Yao-ch'en
A Solitary Falcon Above The Buddha Hall Of The Monastery ... by Mei Yao-ch'en
Sorrow by Mei Yao-ch'en
Epigram (3) by Meleager
Epigram (4) by Meleager
Love's Night & A Lamp by Meleager
White Violets Flower' by Meleager
Billy In The Darbies, Fr. Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Written For Old Friends In Yang-jou City by Meng Hau-ran
'night' In The Medici Chapel by Michelangelo Buonarroti
To Giovanni Da Pistoia On The Painting Of The Sistine Chapel, 1509 by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Very Dear Though It Was I Have Bought You by Michelangelo Buonarroti
The Ackermann Steppe by Adam Mickiewicz
The Storm by Adam Mickiewicz
The Year 1812 by Adam Mickiewicz
Agon by Branco Miljkovic
Miners by Branco Miljkovic
Sea Without Poets by Branco Miljkovic
Sleepers by Branco Miljkovic
Dedication by Czeslaw Milosz
Encounter by Czeslaw Milosz
Preparation by Czeslaw Milosz
Reading The Japanese Poet Issa: (1762-1826) by Czeslaw Milosz
A Song On The End Of The World by Czeslaw Milosz
King Don Luis by Oscar Vladislas De Lubicz- Milosz
A Little Onward Lend Thy Guiding Hand by John Milton
Song [or, Sabrina] by John Milton
All I Was Doing Was Breathing by Mirabai
Mount Fuji by Mitsuhari Kaneko
Saying Good-bye To A Singing Girl Who Has Decided To Become A Nun by Mo Shih-lung
Drought by J. G. Mocoancoeng
Eclogue by Eugenio Montale
Haul Your Paper Boats by Eugenio Montale
The Lemon Trees by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 1 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 2 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 3 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 4 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 5 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 6 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 7 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 8 by Eugenio Montale
Motetti: 9 by Eugenio Montale
Silence by Marianne Moore
Song by Vinicius De Moraes
Epigram: Good Princes And Bad by Thomas More
Epigram: The Astrologer by Thomas More
Anxiety For The Future by Christian Morgenstern
Blueprint For Disaster by Christian Morgenstern
Summons (die Behorde) by Christian Morgenstern
Forest Murmurs by Eduard Friedrich Morike
The Forsaken Girl by Eduard Friedrich Morike
Remember It, My Soul by Eduard Friedrich Morike
Pomona by William (1834-1896) Morris
Emblem 51 by Zbigniew Morsztyn
And Where Are The Graves, So Many Graves by Moses Ibn Ezra
The Child Dying by Edwin Muir
The Void by Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh
The Tale Of The Genji: Dialogue Poems by Murasaki Shikibu
Presence Translations From The Natural World: The Gods by Les A. Murray
A Night In May, Sels. by Alfred De Musset
Dreams by Myongok
Yscolan by Myrddyn
In The Garden Of Time And Destiny by Nabi
The Eugene Onegin Stanza, Fr. The Translators' Preface by Vladimir Nabokov
The Foreigner Who Died In Juchitan by Pancho Nacar
The Guide To Lord Murukan: The Shaman And The Red God by Nakkirar
Summer's Last Will And Testament: A Litany In Time Of Plague by Thomas Nashe
Take Yourself To The Rose-garden by Nedim
Watteau, A Dream by Emile Nelligan
Kinaxixi by Agostinho (augustinho) Neto
Be Indomitable, O My Heart by Nezahualcoyotl
Can It Be True That One Lives On Earth? by Nezahualcoyotl
Flowers Of Red And Blue by Nezahualcoyotl
Our Lord by Nezahualcoyotl
Where Will I Go? by Nezahualcoyotl
The Doctor by Elyas Yusof Nezami Ganjavi
The Hated Rats by Nguyen Binh Khiem
Worried by Nguyen Binh Khiem
Sorrows Of An Abandoned Queen, Sels. by Nguyen Gia Thieu
There's A Man I Know Who Feigns Deafness by Nguyen Khuyen
To The Singing Girl Named Luu by Nguyen Khuyen
Green Nostalgia; Soliloquy Of A Tiger In A Zoo by Nguyen Thu Le
A Bamboo Hut by Nguyen Trai
A Plough And A Spade by Nguyen Trai
Shrimps by Nguyen Van Lac
The Death Of Art O'leary, Sels. by Eibhlin Dhubh Ni Conaill
1. by Jacob Nibenegenesabe
2. by Jacob Nibenegenesabe
Against The Laws by Friedrich Nietzsche
Undiscouraged by Friedrich Nietzsche
Zarathustra: Notes by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Light by Martinus Nijhoff
The New Stars by Martinus Nijhoff
January In Kyoto by Nishiwaki Junzaburo
A Man Who Reads Homer by Nishiwaki Junzaburo
A Nameless Woman by No Chun-myung
Spring In A Mountain Village by Noin
But Just To See A Chapel Like This Room by Cyprian Kamil Norwid
Recipe For A Warsaw Novel by Cyprian Kamil Norwid
Those Who Love by Cyprian Kamil Norwid
Linked-verse Sequence Throughout The Town, With Mukai Kyorai, Sels. by Nozawa Boncho
Lament For Tadhg Cronin's Children by Aogan O Rathaille
On Killing A Tax Collector by Muiredach O'daly
A Step Away From Them by Frank O'hara
It Took One Hundred Years by Malika O'lahsen
Retrospective by Ogata Kenzan
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 12 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 14 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 15 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 16 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 17 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 18 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 20 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 21 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 22 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 23 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1879 Edition: 24 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1889 Edition: 13 by Omar Khayyam
The Rubaiyat, 1889 Edition: 19 by Omar Khayyam
Love Poem: 1 by Ono No Komachi
Love Poem: 2 by Ono No Komachi
Love Poem: 3 by Ono No Komachi
Love Poem: 4 by Ono No Komachi
Love Poem: 5 by Ono No Komachi
Love Poem: 6 by Ono No Komachi
Psalm by George Oppen
What He Said by Oreruravanar
Poem On Divine Providence, Sels. by Orientius
Ballade by Charles D' Orleans
Las! Mort Qui T'a Fait Si Hardie by Charles D' Orleans
Le Temps A Laissie by Charles D' Orleans
Quant Souvenir Me Ramentoit by Charles D' Orleans
On The Eve Of His Execution by Otsu
Epitaph: On The Near-death Experience by Ellis Owen
Draft Of A Reparations Agreement by Dan Pagis
Snake by Dan Pagis
Twelve Faces Of The Emerald by Dan Pagis
Written In Pencil In The Sealed Railway-car by Dan Pagis
Having Slept With A Man by Palladas
The Murderer & Serapis by Palladas
Some Greeks by Palladas
Whose Baggage From Land To Land Is Despair by Palladas
Woman All Cause Rue by Palladas
Needle And Thread by Pan Chao
A Present From The Emperor's New Concubine by Pan Chieh-yu
The Ruined City by Pao Chao
Night Without Hope (rebetiko Song) by Yannis Papaionnou
Prayer In Four Verses: 1 by Park Mok-wol
Prayer In Four Verses: 2 by Park Mok-wol
Prayer In Four Verses: 3 by Park Mok-wol
Prayer In Four Verses: 4 by Park Mok-wol
Journey Through Hell by Nicanor Parra
Sonnet Addressed To Henry Iii On The Death Of Thulene, King's Fool by Jean Passerat
The Christmas Star by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Dr. Zhivago: Winter Night by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Hamlet by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Illness: 8 by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Death Song For Aijuk, Dreamed By Paulinaq by Paulinaq
Tantalos by Paulus Silentiarius
The Goat God by Cesare Pavese
The Key Of Water by Octavio Paz
Sunstone [piedra De Sol] by Octavio Paz
Naked I Saw You by Padraic Pearse
Cantiga De Amico by Pero Meogo
Cossante by Pero Meogo
What Her Girl-friend Said by Peruncattan
Autopsychography by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
The Keeper Of Sheep: 43 by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
No One In The Wide Wilderness Of The Wood by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
Odes: 1 by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
Segue O Teu Destino by Fernando Antonio Nogueira Pessoa
He Understands The Great Cruelty Of Death by Petrarch
The Lover Compareth His State To A Ship In Perilous Storm by Petrarch
Sonnet by Petrarch
Sonnets To Laura In Life: 143 by Petrarch
Demo And Thermion Both Slay Me by Philodemus Of Gadara
I Loved - Who Hasn't? I Worshipped - Hasn't by Philodemus Of Gadara
Make The Bedlamp Tipsy With Oil by Philodemus Of Gadara
You Cry, You Whine, Peer Strangely At Me by Philodemus Of Gadara
Harbach 1944 by Janos Pilinszky
For Midas, The Man From Akragas First In Flute Match, Fr. Pythian 12 by Pindar
Olympia 11 - For Agesidamus Of The Westwind Locrians - Boxing Match by Pindar
Pythian Odes: 10. The Hyperboreans by Pindar
The Colossus by Sylvia Plath
Aster (3) by Plato
The Chancellor's Gravel-drive by Po Chu-yi
The Girl Who Danced The Whirl by Po Chu-yi
Madly Singing In The Mountains by Po Chu-yi
Song Of The Everlasting Sorrow by Po Chu-yi
The Tournament: 1-25 by Angelo Poliziano
The Pleasures Of The Door by Francis Ponge
Rhetoric by Francis Ponge
Elegy On A Young Warrior by Ponmutiyar
The Battle On The Blackbird's Field by Vasko Popa
Song Of The Tower Of Skulls by Vasko Popa
St. Sava's Journey by Vasko Popa
The Scale Of Being by Alexander Pope
Doricha by Poseidippus
Winter, Before The War by Waclaw Potocki
Homage To Sextus Propertius: 1 by Ezra Pound
Tudor Indeed Is Gone And Every Rose by Ezra Pound
What Thou Lovest Well Remains by Ezra Pound
To The Emperor by Thodore Prodromos
Ariadne Lay, Theseus' Ship Sailing Away by Sextus Propertius
The Ghost by Sextus Propertius
O Best Of All Nights, Return And Return Again by Sextus Propertius
When Thou Must Home by Sextus Propertius
The Emperor Hadrian On His Soul by Publius Aelius Hadrianus
Amores [the Loves]: Book Ii. Elegy 11. Ovid In Love: 2 by Publius Ovidius Naso
Metamorphoses: Arethusa Saved by Publius Ovidius Naso
The Metamorphoses: The Death Of Orpheus by Publius Ovidius Naso
Oedipus: Chorus by Publius Ovidius Naso
Tristia: 3.14 by Publius Ovidius Naso
Tristia: 5.14 by Publius Ovidius Naso
The Aeneid: The Sleep Of Palinurus by Publius Vergilius Maro
Death Plucks My Ear And Says by Publius Vergilius Maro
The Fourth Ecplogue: Pollio by Publius Vergilius Maro
The Georgics: 1, Sels. by Publius Vergilius Maro
Preface: Opening Invocation by Publius Vergilius Maro
The Pyres by Publius Vergilius Maro
Autumn: 1 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 10 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 11 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 12 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 2 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 3 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 4 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 5 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 6 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 7 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 8 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Autumn: 9 by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Demons by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Ode On The Hills Of Georgia by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Remembrance by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
A Tale Of St. Petersburg: Introduction by Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
An Old Pirate In These Waters by Ali Puskulluoglu
Thought by Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi
And Suddenly It Is Evening by Salvatore Quasimodo
Dead Of Winter by Salvatore Quasimodo
From The Willow Branches by Salvatore Quasimodo
Milan, August 1943 by Salvatore Quasimodo
Street In Agrigento by Salvatore Quasimodo
He Points Out The Brevity Of Life by Francisco Gomez De Quevedo Y Villegasco
Lisa's Golden Hair by Francisco Gomez De Quevedo Y Villegasco
Love Constant Beyond Death by Francisco Gomez De Quevedo Y Villegasco
On A Chaplain's Nose by Francisco Gomez De Quevedo Y Villegasco
Sonnet: Death-warnings by Francisco Gomez De Quevedo Y Villegasco
The Toothpuller Who Wanted To Turn A Mouth Into A Grinding Machine by Francisco Gomez De Quevedo Y Villegasco
Odes Iii, 30 by Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Odes Iv, 7 by Quintus Horatius Flaccus
An Old Malediction by Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Quis Multa Gracilis by Quintus Horatius Flaccus
Solvitur Acris Miems by Quintus Horatius Flaccus
To Leuconoe by Quintus Horatius Flaccus
The Young Men Come Here Less Often -- Isn't It So? by Quintus Horatius Flaccus
I Am Raftery by Anthony Raftery
Sir Walter Ralegh To His Son by Walter Raleigh
Love Poem For A Wife, 2 by Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan
Captain Carpenter by John Crowe Ransom
They Don't Have To Have That Look by David Rattray
Old Leaves From The Chinese Earth by Sadanand Rege
Household Of Eight by Abraham Reisen
Baby At The Bottom Of The River by W. S. Rendra
The Moon's Bed, The Bride's Bed by W. S. Rendra
Tall Weeds by W. S. Rendra
The World's First Face by W. S. Rendra
Endless Journeys by Pierre Reverdy
A Different Ship Will Sail By On The Sea by Naftali Ricardo Reyes Basuato
Drunk As Drunk On Turpentine by Naftali Ricardo Reyes Basuato
Final by Naftali Ricardo Reyes Basuato
If Each Day Falls by Naftali Ricardo Reyes Basuato
To-and-fro Of Saint Theresa by Alfonso Reyes
Four Songs In The City: 4 by Charles Reznikoff
Four Songs Of The City: 1 by Charles Reznikoff
Four Songs Of The City: 2 by Charles Reznikoff
Four Songs Of The City: 3 by Charles Reznikoff
Ghazals: Homage To Ghalib (10) by Adrienne Cecile Rich
Ja Nuls Homs Pris Ne Ira A Raison by Richard Coeur De Lion
Summary For Alastor by Laura Riding
The Flute by Oktay Rifat
Archaic Torso Of Apollo by Rainer Maria Rilke
Before Summer Rain by Rainer Maria Rilke
Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Panther (in The Botanical Gardens, Paris) by Rainer Maria Rilke
Spring Has Returned by Rainer Maria Rilke
The Drunken Boat, Sels. by Arthur Rimbaud
O Saisons, O Chateaux by Arthur Rimbaud
A Runt Of A Dream by Arthur Rimbaud
The Sleeper In The Valley by Arthur Rimbaud
Thirst by Arthur Rimbaud
Voyelles by Arthur Rimbaud
The End Of Dodona 2 by Yannis Ritsos
Water And Fire by Jose Rizal
At Guaracara Park by Eric Roach
Eros Turannos by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Corinna In Vendome by Pierre De Ronsard
Invective Against Denise, A Witch by Pierre De Ronsard
Roses by Pierre De Ronsard
Sonnet For Helen: 2 by Pierre De Ronsard
Only In Poetry by Ajip Rosidi
Nowadays (2) by Tushar Roy
All The Teeth Ever I Had Are Worn Down And Fallen Out by Rudagi
Came To Me by Rudagi
Prayer by Rudagi
Spring by Rudagi
Make Your Radiant Twining Curls by Ghulam-reza Ruhani
Curse The Thorns Of Fate by Ruhi
Storm At Sea by Son Of Colman Rumann
In Praise Of Krishna by Ruskhan
Done With A Long Day's Begging by Ryokan
First Days Of Spring - The Sky by Ryokan
Poems On My Begging Bowl: 1 by Ryokan
Poems On My Begging Bowl: 2 by Ryokan
Poems On My Begging Bowl: 3 by Ryokan
The Goat by Umberto Saba
Ulysses by Umberto Saba
He Glanced At Me One Day -- But Then His Mean by Mosharref Od-din Ibn Mosleh Od-din Sadi
If I Should Say To Me 'don't Mention Love' by Mosharref Od-din Ibn Mosleh Od-din Sadi
Last Night Without Sight Of You My Brain Was Ablaze by Mosharref Od-din Ibn Mosleh Od-din Sadi
O I Repented, Wore My Pious Cloak by Mosharref Od-din Ibn Mosleh Od-din Sadi
This I Write, Mix Ink With Tears by Mosharref Od-din Ibn Mosleh Od-din Sadi
Until You Can Correct And Heal Yourself by Mosharref Od-din Ibn Mosleh Od-din Sadi
When Once The Soul Is Ready To Depart, Sir by Mosharref Od-din Ibn Mosleh Od-din Sadi
Mother Dies: 2 by Saito Mokichi
Dry River Bed by Andrew Salkey
Our Life In This World by Sami Mansei
Anaktoria by Sappho
The Arbor by Sappho
Horses In Flowers by Sappho
Lyric; Three Versions: 1 by Sappho
Lyric; Three Versions: 2 by Sappho
Lyric; Three Versions: 3 by Sappho
Percussion, Salt And Honey by Sappho
Prayer To Aphrodite by Sappho
Star Of Evening by Sappho
Eggplant by Ben Sara Of Santaren
The Madam To A Young Courtesan by Sarangapani
I Don't Even Know by Sato Norikiyo
In A Tree Standing by Sato Norikiyo
Out In The High Waves by Sato Norikiyo
Every Long & Wide Expanse Of Sea by Maurice Sceve
Les Dizains by Maurice Sceve
Tablet: 26 by Armand Schwerner
Scotch Drink by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Education by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Free-love by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch God by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Love by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Lovebirds by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Optimism by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Passion by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Pessimism by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Scotch Religion by Alexander (1920-) Scott
Lucy Ashton's Song, Fr. The Bride Of Lammermoor by Walter Scott
Mythistorema: 12. Bottle In The Sea by George Seferis
Stratis The Sailor By The Dead Sea by George Seferis
Love by Samar Sen
Solitary by Samar Sen
Nocturne by Leopold Sedar Senghor
Nocturne by Leopold Sedar Senghor
To New York: 1 by Leopold Sedar Senghor
To New York: 2 by Leopold Sedar Senghor
To New York: 3 by Leopold Sedar Senghor
The Dirge [for Fidele], Fr. Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
Feste's Song (1), Fr. Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Sonnet: 106 by William Shakespeare
Sonnet: 12 by William Shakespeare
Sonnet: 129 by William Shakespeare
Sonnet: 29 by William Shakespeare
Sonnet: 94 by William Shakespeare
National Cold Storage Company by Harvey Shapiro
Stanza 1. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 10. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 11. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 12. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 13. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 14. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 15. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 17. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 19. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 2. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 3. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 4. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 5. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 6. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 7. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 8. Anarchy Slain By Liberty by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stanza 9. by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Enlightment by Shih Shu
Death The Leveller [or, Death The Conqueror] by James Shirley
Burning In Secret by Shunzei's Daughter
The Genealogy Of Women by Simonides Of Amorgos
Because Of These Men's Courage, No Smoke Rose by Simonides Of Ceos
Danae And Perseus by Simonides Of Ceos
Thermopylae by Simonides Of Ceos
Carentan O Carentan by Louis Simpson
Upon A Dead Man's Head by John Skelton
To The Tune Of The Coventry Carol by Florence Margaret Smith
The Old Woman by Iain Crichton Smith
You Are The Bottom Of My Mind by Iain Crichton Smith
The Kenless Stand by Sydney Goodsir Smith
Arrival In Hades by Edith Sodergran
My Childhood Trees by Edith Sodergran
The Net by Edith Sodergran
My Heart Thinks As The Sun Comes Up by Solomon Ibn Gabriol
Riddle by Solomon Ibn Gabriol
The Destruction Of Psara by Dionysios Solomos
Ten Years It Took by Song Sun
Antigone: Chorus. Man by Sophocles
Antigone: The Chorus Sing Of The Doom Of Thebes' Royal Family by Sophocles
Chorus by Sophocles
Oedipus At Colonus: Chorus. Praise For Kolonos by Sophocles
The Burning Babe by Robert Southwell
Night by Wole Soyinka
Prothalamion by Edmund Spenser
Of Mere Being by Wallace Stevens
Stars At Tallapoosa by Wallace Stevens
Tea At The Palaz Of Hoon by Wallace Stevens
Live Blindly; Sonnet by Trumbull Stickney
Sonnet by Trumbull Stickney
At The Desk by Theodor Storm
Woman's Ritornelle by Theodor Storm
At The Red Cliff I Ponder Over Antiquity by Su Shih
On The Birth Of His Son by Su Shih
Reading The Poetry Of Meng Chiao by Su Shih
Roadside Flowers, Three Poems With Introduction (1073) by Su Shih
Elephants Of Thailand by Suh Jung-ju
Owl by Suh Jung-ju
Self-portrait by Suh Jung-ju
Wanderer's Bouquet by Suh Jung-ju
Rivers Level Granite Mountains by Sulpicia
Lyric by Sun Pu-erh
Song by Sun Tzu-hou
White Banners by Sung Sammun
Rain And The Tyrants by Jules Supervielle
A Terrorist Is Watching by Wislawa Szymborska
The Two Apes Of Brueghel by Wislawa Szymborska
Inscription For A Portrait by T'ang Yin
Great Men Want The Four Seas. I've Only by T'ao Ch'ien
Poem On Returning To Dwell In The Country by T'ao Ch'ien
Written While Drunk by T'ao Ch'ien
Tanka by Tachibana Akemi
Tanka by Tachibana Akemi
Tanka by Tachibana Akemi
Tanka by Tachibana Akemi
Tanka by Tachibana Akemi
Gitanjali: 13 by Rabindranath Tagore
You Did Not Find Me, You Did Not by Rabindranath Tagore
Whale Spouting by Takamura Kotaro
Improvised Song Of Joy by Takomaq
Earle Of Pengwern by Taliesin
Invisible Tree by Tamura Ryuichi
The Mediterranean by John Orley Allen Tate
Early by Jean-baptiste Tati-loutard
The Prayers Amd Games Of The Water People, Sels. by Veno Taufer
Overspread With Salty Soil by Tayankannanar
Maud: Part 1, 22. The Garden Song by Alfred Tennyson
The Princess: Song by Alfred Tennyson
Nightsong by Thamnaret
Dactyls: Idyl 1 by Theocritus
Epitaph: Justice by Theocritus
Captive by Theognis
Poem by Theresa Of Avila
In My Craft Or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas
Lights Out by Philip Edward Thomas
Adde Merum Vinoque by Albius Tibullus
Cross The Aegean Without Me, Then, Messalla by Albius Tibullus
Tichborne's Elegy, Written In The Tower Before His Execution by Chidiock Tichborne
The Kural: Kindness And Generosity by Tiruvalluvar
The Kural: Learning by Tiruvalluvar
The Kural: The Gift Of Children by Tiruvalluvar
Invocation To Venus, Fr. De Rerum Natura by Titus Lucretius Carus
Keeping Endless Holiday by Titus Petronius Niger
Man In The Middle Of The Street by Titus Petronius Niger
The Lady's Farewell by Nuno Fernandez Torneol
Shadows In The Water by Thomas Traherne
De Profundis by Georg Trakl
Decline by Georg Trakl
Elis by Georg Trakl
To The Child Elis by Georg Trakl
Spring View by Tran Nhan-tong
The New Year's Season And Its Poetasters by Tran Te Xu'ong
Women by Tran Te Xu'ong
Alone by Tomas Transtromer
Black Postcards by Tomas Transtromer
Elegy by Tomas Transtromer
Homewards by Tomas Transtromer
To Friends Behind A Frontier by Tomas Transtromer
Palace Poem by Ts'ao Ching-chao
Variant On The The Songs Of The East And West Gates by Ts'ao Ts'ao
The Street Angel by Tsang K'o-chia
Love Poems Of The Sixth Dalai Lama: 1 by Tsangyang Gyatso
Love Poems Of The Sixth Dalai Lama: 2 by Tsangyang Gyatso
Love Poems Of The Sixth Dalai Lama: 3 by Tsangyang Gyatso
Love Poems Of The Sixth Dalai Lama: 4 by Tsangyang Gyatso
Ballad Of The Army Carts by Tu Fu
Crossing The Border, First Series: 6 by Tu Fu
Daytime Dream by Tu Fu
Dreaming Of Li Po by Tu Fu
A Hawk In A Painting by Tu Fu
Moonlit Night by Tu Fu
Thinking Of My Little Boy by Tu Fu
Traveling At Night by Tu Fu
The Mandarins Got Their Raise by Tu Mo
Egrets by Tu Mu
Tuglik's Song by Tuglik
In My View by Tukaram
The Song Of Roland: Roncevalles by Turoldus
A Maltese Dog by Tymnes
At Vshchizh by Feodor (fyodor) Ivanovich Tyutchev
Last Love by Feodor (fyodor) Ivanovich Tyutchev
The Past by Feodor (fyodor) Ivanovich Tyutchev
Silentium by Feodor (fyodor) Ivanovich Tyutchev
Midnight Songs: 1 by Tzu Yeh
Midnight Songs: 2 by Tzu Yeh
Midnight Songs: 3 by Tzu Yeh
Midnight Songs: 4 by Tzu Yeh
Midnight Songs: 5 by Tzu Yeh
An Attempt At Jealousy by Marina Ivanovna Tzvetayeva
Beware by Marina Ivanovna Tzvetayeva
Poem Of The End, Sels. by Marina Ivanovna Tzvetayeva
Recalling A Visit From His Majesty by Uchiko
Me by Ukon
The Eel by Giuseppe Ungaretti
Wake by Giuseppe Ungaretti
Where The Light by Giuseppe Ungaretti
Aging by Anonymous
Alba, With A Refrain From The Provencal by Anonymous
Angling by Anonymous
The Angry Bride by Anonymous
The Artist by Anonymous
The Bamboos Grow Well Under Good Rule by Anonymous
The Battle Of Maldon, Sels. by Anonymous
Behold by Anonymous
The Bhagavad-gita: Book 1, Sels. by Anonymous
The Bhagavad-gita: Book 11, Sels. by Anonymous
The Bhagavad-gita: Book 2, Sels. by Anonymous
The Blacksmiths by Anonymous
Boss Rat by Anonymous
Bran At The Island Of Women by Anonymous
The Bridal Morn by Anonymous
Brotherless Sisters by Anonymous
The Call Of The Soul by Anonymous
The Cambridge Songs: Heriger And The False Prophet by Anonymous
The Cambridge Songs: Levis Exsurgit Zephirus by Anonymous
The Cannibal Hymn, Sels. by Anonymous
Charm Of The Nine Healing Herbs by Anonymous
The Cherished Daughter by Anonymous
Christian Epigram by Anonymous
Chung Tzu by Anonymous
Conversations In Courtship: Pleasant Songs Of The Sweetheart: 1 by Anonymous
Conversations In Courtship: Pleasant Songs Of The Sweetheart: 2 by Anonymous
Conversations In Courtship: Pleasant Songs Of The Sweetheart: 3 by Anonymous
Conversations In Courtship: Pleasant Songs Of The Sweetheart: 4 by Anonymous
Conversations In Courtship: Pleasant Songs Of The Sweetheart: 5 by Anonymous
Cosmogony by Anonymous
Cosmology by Anonymous
Crane Calls by Anonymous
The Cycle Of Inanna: The Courtship Of Inanna And Dumazi by Anonymous
Cypress Boat by Anonymous
The Day We Die by Anonymous
De Ramis Cadunt Folia [love In Winter] by Anonymous
The Dead Man Asks For A Song by Anonymous
Death Is Before Me Today by Anonymous
Deep In The Forest by Anonymous
Deor by Anonymous
Do You Remember That Night? by Anonymous
Drimeh Kundan, Sels. by Anonymous
Dum Diana Vitera, Fr. The Carmina Burana by Anonymous
The Eagle Above Us by Anonymous
Egil's Saga, Sels. by Anonymous
En Un Vergier Soiz Folha D'albespi by Anonymous
The End Of Clonmacnois by Anonymous
Epitaph For Cu Chuinme by Anonymous
The Farmer's Pride by Anonymous
Flight Of The Itzas by Anonymous
Forest Trees Of The Sea by Anonymous
Forever Martial by Anonymous
The Fort Of Rathangan by Anonymous
Fruit Plummets From The Plum Tree by Anonymous
The Gathasaptasati, Sels. by Anonymous
The Gathasaptasati, Sels. by Anonymous
The Gathasaptasati, Sels. by Anonymous
The Gathasaptasati: 4.51 by Anonymous
Gereint Son Of Erbin, Fr. The Black Book Of Carmathen by Anonymous
Gilgamesh: Tablet 7 by Anonymous
Gilgamesh: Tablet 8 by Anonymous
A Girl Threw An Apple To A Cloud by Anonymous
Girl With The Dark Hair by Anonymous
Girl's Song by Anonymous
Good Scholars Make Bad Husbands by Anonymous
Grania's Song To Diarmuid by Anonymous
The Gray She-wolf by Anonymous
The Great War Dance by Anonymous
Gypsy Song by Anonymous
Gypsy Song by Anonymous
Gypsy Song by Anonymous
The Harper's Song For Inherkhawy by Anonymous
The Harrowing, Fr. Doomsday, The Mysteries by Anonymous
Homeric Hymn To Hermes: The Stealing Of Apollo's Cattle by Anonymous
Hymn For Seedtime And A Safe Harvest (arval Hymn) by Anonymous
I Found My Love By The Secret Canal by Anonymous
I Think Over Again My Small Adventures by Anonymous
If I Might Be An Ox by Anonymous
It Is The Third Watch. The Girl by Anonymous
The Kokinshu: Love (1) by Anonymous
The Kokinshu: Love (2) by Anonymous
Lament For Prince Chagoo by Anonymous
Lament For The Death Of Guillen Peraza by Anonymous
The Last Oracle From Delphi by Anonymous
The Lazy Man by Anonymous
Li Sons D'un Coronet by Anonymous
Little Friend by Anonymous
A Long Time Back by Anonymous
Love Song by Anonymous
Love, Why Don't You Come! by Anonymous
Lullabies, Fr. The Kanteletar by Anonymous
Lullaby by Anonymous
A Lyke-wake Dirge by Anonymous
The Mabinogion: The Song Of Blodeuwedd by Anonymous
Malediction by Anonymous
The Mantreya Upanishad, Sels. by Anonymous
The Marsh's Plants Bewilder by Anonymous
The Message Of King Sakis And The Legend Of The 12 Dreams by Anonymous
Monastic Poems: Four Glosses by Anonymous
Moon Eclipse Exorcism by Anonymous
Mother's Song by Anonymous
Mourning Song: 1 by Anonymous
Mourning Song: 2 by Anonymous
Mourning Song: 3 by Anonymous
Mulan by Anonymous
Mulberry By The Path by Anonymous
My Husband Before Leaving by Anonymous
The Names Of The Hare by Anonymous
Next Morning by Anonymous
Nineteen Poems In Ancient Style: 1 by Anonymous
Nineteen Poems In Ancient Style: 2 by Anonymous
North-east by Anonymous
Old Poem by Anonymous
The Old Woman Of Beare by Anonymous
Omens by Anonymous
The Omoro Soshi, Sels. by Anonymous
On The Slope Of Hua Mountain by Anonymous
On The Viking Raids by Anonymous
The Orchid Door by Anonymous
Oshun, The River Goddess by Anonymous
Our Little Sister Is Worried by Anonymous
Pantum by Anonymous
Pantum by Anonymous
Passage, Sels. by Anonymous
The Petelia Tablet by Anonymous
Planting Iniation Song by Anonymous
Poem Of Medicine Puns by Anonymous
Poem Of The Cid: 1. The Cid Calls His Vassals Together by Anonymous
Poem Of The Cid: 2. Omens On The Road To Burgos by Anonymous
Poem Of The Cid: 3. The Cid Enters Burgos by Anonymous
Poem Of The Cid: 4. No One Will Put The Cid Up. Only A Small Girl... by Anonymous
The Pomelo by Anonymous
The Popul Vuh: Hymn 1 by Anonymous
The Popul Vuh: Hymn 2 by Anonymous
Praise Song For The Oba Of Benin by Anonymous
Prayer To The Gods Of The Night by Anonymous
Prayer To The Sockeye Salmon by Anonymous
Psalm 137 by Anonymous
The Rat (a Paraphase). Sans Equity And Sans Poise by Anonymous
The Rat (close Translation) by Anonymous
Riddle by Anonymous
Riddle by Anonymous
Riddle by Anonymous
Riddle, From The Exeter Book by Anonymous
The Rig Veda, Sels. by Anonymous
The Rig Veda: Creation Hymn by Anonymous
The Rig Veda: Dawn Has Arisen, Our Welfare Is Assured by Anonymous
The Rig Veda: Hymn To Night by Anonymous
The Ruin by Anonymous
The Rune Poem, Sels. by Anonymous
Satire by Anonymous
The Scholar And The Cat by Anonymous
The Seafarer by Anonymous
Season Song, Fr. The Finn-cycle by Anonymous
The Secret History Of The Mongols: Last Battle & Death Of Ching Khan by Anonymous
The Secret History Of The Mongols: Temujin Becomes Chingis Khan by Anonymous
The Secret History Of The Mongols: The Death Of Yesugei by Anonymous
Send Him Back Hard By Your Lady's Small Window by Anonymous
Send To Me An Apple by Anonymous
The Seven by Anonymous
The Shades Of The Newly Buried Complaint To The Gods by Anonymous
Shootingway Ceremony Prayer by Anonymous
Shu Is Away by Anonymous
Sir Gawain And The Green Knight, Sels. by Anonymous
The Sky Is Strewn With Stars by Anonymous
Sometimes I Go About Pitying Myself by Anonymous
Song Inscribed On An Earthenware Vessel by Anonymous
Song Of A Marriageable Girl by Anonymous
The Song Of Igor's Campaign: 3 by Anonymous
Song Of The Sky Loom by Anonymous
Song To A Child by Anonymous
Song To Bring Fair Weather by Anonymous
Spirit Song by Anonymous
The Spoils Of Annwn by Anonymous
Spring Charm: 1 by Anonymous
Spring Charm: 2 by Anonymous
Stanza by Anonymous
Summer Sunday by Anonymous
The Swan Sequence by Anonymous
Sweeney Astray [buile Suibhne]: 67 by Anonymous
Sweeney Astray: The Trees Of The Forest by Anonymous
The Tain: Combat Of Ferdia And Cuchulainn by Anonymous
Tears by Anonymous
Thinking Of Lady Yang At Midnight by Anonymous
Three Swedish Spells: 1. Spell Against Predatory Animals by Anonymous
Three Swedish Spells: 2. A Spell by Anonymous
Three Swedish Spells: 2. Spell Against Twisting An Ankle by Anonymous
To A Traitor by Anonymous
To The Tune 'the Drunken Young Lord' by Anonymous
A Toishan Song by Anonymous
Too Late For A Husband by Anonymous
Toward Winter; Four Fragments: 1 by Anonymous
Toward Winter; Four Fragments: 2 by Anonymous
Toward Winter; Four Fragments: 3 by Anonymous
Toward Winter; Four Fragments: 4 by Anonymous
Turco, Rescuer Of The Sun And Moon, Sels. by Anonymous
Two Seabirds, Fr. The Wanderer And The Seafarer by Anonymous
The Unquiet Grave by Anonymous
The Upanishads: The Golden God by Anonymous
The Vigil Of Venus by Anonymous
The Voice Of The Swallow, Flittering, Calls To Me by Anonymous
The Wanderer by Anonymous
Western Wind by Anonymous
When I Think About Why by Anonymous
Wind Last Night Blew Down by Anonymous
The Woman Who Married A Caterpillar by Anonymous
The Words Of The All-wise, Fr. The Elder Edda by Anonymous
Wulf And Eadwacer: A Woman's Lament by Anonymous
You And I by Anonymous
Your Thwarts In Pieces, Your Mooring Rope Cut by Anonymous
Beowulf, Sels. by Anonymous - Northumbrian
Beowulf: Hrothgar Answered by Anonymous - Northumbrian
The Kalevala: Fire by Anonymous - Finnish
Shaman Song by Uvavnuk
A Love Poem by Vagura
The Graves By The Sea by Paul Valery
Helen by Paul Valery
The Black Cup by Cesar Vallejo
Black Stone On A White Stone by Cesar Vallejo
In That Corner Where We Slept Together by Cesar Vallejo
Xxxiv by Cesar Vallejo
The Body Of Man by Van Hanh
Hiroshima by Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayasna
They Are All Gone by Henry Vaughan
I Am Listening To Istanbul by Orhan Veli
Canto Eleven by Tomas Venclova
Autumn Song by Paul Verlaine
Green by Paul Verlaine
Tears Fall In My Heart by Paul Verlaine
Woman And Cat by Paul Verlaine
The Young Fools by Paul Verlaine
Ode by Theophile De Viau
And What Of Those Arbors Of Vines by Vidya
Fate Is A Cruel And Proficient Potter by Vidya
A Love Poem by Vidya
On Makeshift Bedding by Vidya
Vale From Carthage (spring, 1944) by Peter Viereck
I Was Speaking Of Oranges To A Lady by Jose Garcia Villa
Inviting A Tiger For The Weekend by Jose Garcia Villa
Now I Prize Yellow Strawberries by Jose Garcia Villa
Ballade Of The Ladies Of Time Past by Francois Villon
Ballade Of The Men Who Were Hanged by Francois Villon
A Ballade To End With by Francois Villon
Ballade: Gone Ladies by Francois Villon
Quatrain by Francois Villon
Remember, Imbeciles And Wits by Francois Villon
Rondeau by Vincent De Voiture
Rondeau by Vincent De Voiture
A Mountain Mountainous In Parturition by Voltaire
Woeful Mankind, Born To A Woeful Earth by Voltaire
War Ballad by Andrey (andrei) Andreyevich Voznesensky
The Russian God by Piotr (peter) Andreyevich Vyazemsky
With His Book Of Gardening by Walafrid Strabo
The Polish Rider by Derek Walcott
Song by Edmund Waller
Under The Linden Tree by Walther Von Der Vogelweide
Had I Been An Ax Or Horse by Wang Anshih
After Reading The Poems Of Master Han Shan: 1 by Wang Chu
After Reading The Poems Of Master Han Shan: 2 by Wang Chu
Ballad Of The Former Palace by Wang Jian
Passing By Lace-crest Palace by Wang Jian
Arriving At Ba Gorge In The Morning by Wang Wei (699-761)
Song Of Peach Tree Spring by Wang Wei (699-761)
Spring Night At Bamboo Pavillion, Presenting A Poem ... by Wang Wei (699-761)
Visiting Hsiang-chi Monastery by Wang Wei (699-761)
Weeping For Ying Yao by Wang Wei (699-761)
Song Of The Crow Pecking At My Scarred Donkey by Wang Yu-ch'eng
Persian Palables, Sels. by Aleksander Wat
A Dirge, Fr. The White Devil by John Webster
Dead Water by Wen Yi-tuo
Monkeyland by Sandor Weores
Song: Boundless Space by Sandor Weores
1. by Walt Whitman
2. by Walt Whitman
A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman
Reconciliation by Walt Whitman
Ballade For The Duke Of Orleans by Richard Wilbur
Danse Russe by William Carlos Williams
Raleigh Was Right by William Carlos Williams
Epitaph On Charles Ii by John Wilmot
Song (1) by John Wilmot
To My Infant Daughter (2) by Yvor Winters
Requiem by Master Wolmyong
1. by William Wordsworth
2. by William Wordsworth
3. by William Wordsworth
4. by William Wordsworth
5. by William Wordsworth
6. by William Wordsworth
The Progress Of Poets [or, Chatterton, Or, We Poets In Our Youth] by William Wordsworth
The Ships by William Wordsworth
Skating by William Wordsworth
For The Courtesan Ch'ing Lin by Wu Tsao
The Hind by Thomas Wyatt
Remembrance by Thomas Wyatt
Sonnets To Laura In Life: 157 (from Petrarch) by Thomas Wyatt
To His Lute by Thomas Wyatt
War Memories by Xenophanes
A Lament For The Evanescence Of Life by Yamanoue No Okura
Longing For His Son, Furuhi by Yamanoue No Okura
Five-color by Yang Chi (1334-1383)
Following The Rhymes Of Shao-pao Huang's Poem by Yang Shih-ch'i
Sailing Through The Gorges by Yang Wan-li
New Year's Eve by Yang Wen-li
Thinking Of My Family On An Autumn Day by Yang Wen-li
At Galway Races (1) by William Butler Yeats
The Great Day by William Butler Yeats
Sailing To Byzantium by William Butler Yeats
The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
Solomon And The Witch by William Butler Yeats
Sonnet To Helen: 1 by William Butler Yeats
To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Nothing by William Butler Yeats
On The Willow Bank by Yen Chen
A Memory by Yi Chongbo
Drumbeats by Yi Inbok
The River Darkens On An Autumn Night by Yi Jung
Evening On The Mountain: Song To The Moon The Well by Yi Kyubo
The Neglected Wife by Yi Talch'ung
Meditating On The Start Of A New Era by Yo Inlo
Haiku by Yosa Buson
Haiku by Yosa Buson
Haiku by Yosa Buson
Haiku by Yosa Buson
Haiku by Yosa Buson
Haiku by Yosa Buson
The Channel Boat, Sels. by Yosano Akiko
Tangled Hair, Sels. by Yosano Akiko
I Watered My Horse At A Spring By The Wall; Imitating The Old Ballad by Yu Shi-nan
A Warm Invitation by Yuan Chiu-ts'ai
Growing Old (1) by Yuan Mei
Growing Old (2) by Yuan Mei
Motto by Yuan Mei
The Girl Who Danced The Whirl by Yuan Zhen
The Angler's Calendar: 1 by Yun Sondo
The Angler's Calendar: 2 by Yun Sondo
Yun'er's Bell by Yun'er
The Signs Of The Zodiac Are Fading by Nikolai (nikolay) Alexeyevich Zabolotsky
Crossing The Barrier Mountains by Zhang Zheng-jian
The Pawnshop by Zhu Xiang
At Maruza's by Imants Ziedonis
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  • Hardcover: 1376 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; F First Edition edition (November 17, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393041301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393041309
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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To my knowledge there is not other book like this one in print. It's a 1300+ page book that contains poems from all over the world from ancient Sumeria to the present. You will find poetry from the Bronze age; odes from the Ottoman empire; Latin American and Native American verses, and more from just about every country that has ever produced a poet. There is religious poetry from India and Asia, translations from Sanskrit and from medieval Russian. Vietnamese, Icelandic and Finnish poets are all represented.
The book is bulky yet with a scope so immensely broad it still has to be a sampler. Major English poets like Alexander Pope end up with half a page while, strangely, Victor Hugo gets three-and-a-half pages.
This is a book not just for those who love poetry, but for those who want a taste of history and culture. It's fascinating to go through these old texts and get a glimmer of the interests and feelings of people in different lands at different times throughout history.
Now for the clinkers. A work like this requires a large number of translators, and some of them have been a little too free in their conversions to English.
A poem of Martial (40-104AD) reads thusly: "Ted's studio burnt down, with all his poems./ Have the muses hung their heads?/ You, bet, for it was criminal neglect/ not also to have sautéed Ted."
Hipponax (around 540BC) supposedly said, "Big Daddy/ no scrumptious feast of partridge and hare/ no sesame pancakes/ no fritters drenched/ in honey."
And that most frequently translated of all classical poets Horace (65 -8BC) is accused of coming up with the lines "Dazzled though he be, poor dope, by the golden looks/ Your locks fetched up out of a bottle of Clairol.."
Fun is fun, but I want a serious book of trustworthy translations when I buy an expensive anthology like this. Still, it is a remarkable book, and one of the most important additions to my library.
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I have bought several copies of this book to give to people who mean something to me. When I share a poem from this work I am often questioned about "where did you find that"? The range is enormous and the selection of latin poetry in particular is just great. (Even the translation versions are selected carefully) The authors had a great sense of passion, humor and sensuality in their selections. I don't care if someone else thinks their favorite poem is missing...If I had just one book of poetry to keep this would be it.
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This is the best,most readable,comprehensive anthology of its type I have discovered. The selections are great with fine translations.The single column typography is very appealing.It is a hefty tome,over 1300 pages,so that I need a lecturn at times.The entries are chronological so that Chinese Poetry is in various periods rather than being all together.I wish I could read these poems in the original languages,but since I cannot,this volume will do nicely.Savor the poems, give a copy to a sensitive,dear friend.Well worth the price,new or used.
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There are anthologies by the truckload out there but nothing like this one... from Ancient Egypt to modern times and everywhere and when in between, World Poetry offers you the best examples of them all. Each chapter also includes an essay on the changes going on with poetry at the time and which forms and styles were either coming or going out of favor. It's really a must-have for any true lover of poetry.
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By TV Sam on February 5, 2016
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Awesome book. Miles and miles of great poetry from all over the world. Great to read at bedtime when the mind is quiet and open to the ideas and music of poetry. Will be a family treasure for years and years.
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This book contains many of the best poems ever written. The translations of the many non-English poems are mostly excellant. If the reader wants a big anthology of poetry- this is the first one I would get.
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For those of us who take Baudelaire's exhortation to be drunk always on poetry, welcome to one of the greatest bars. This anthology stands alone for several reasons; similarly themed anthologies that purport to be representative of the history of poetry in several languages seem to either overemphasize one particular period (usually so-called modern poetry), a particular language (usually English language poets far outweigh other languages), or a select few poets who are already well represented elsewhere (Neruda & Akhmatova come to mind). The editors of these anthologies seem to get focused on a certain area and they almost completely lose track of the book's claims. Not so with this anthology. As far as languages and periods are concerned, this book is overwhelming in its inclusiveness. There are, sadly, those out there who will flip through this book and instead of absorbing what it does include will whine about what it left out. Totaling 1300 plus pages the editors really could not have included many more poets without breaking the spine! I first found this work in a used bookstore in paperback. I read it all the way through once and recently bought a hardback edition for durability.

Another reviewer took issue with some of the translations used in this book. True, there are translations included in this anthology that may make those who prefer literal translations shudder; a scholarly translation of a poem may be more accurate in the words, but it is often lacking in the original spirit/spark of the poem. It is the difference between a wooden horse and galloping along full speed. I feel like once a fair number of faithful and competent translations of a poet exists in English translation (Horace, Catullus, Homer, Basho, etc.
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