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A fantastic book with a collection of poems that anyone who loves poetry should have in their personal library.
on November 11, 2015
I have loved all kinds of poetry most of my life and even though I have read numerous poems that moved me, I cannot recall any that forced tears from my eyes, but many beautiful heart felt poems came close. In fact, many in this fantastic collection are very moving and heart felt.
This is a unique collection (Poems that make grown men cry, edited by Anthony and Ben Holden) of some favorite poems which moved numerous famous men from a wide variety of fields like literature, and film, theater, architecture, human rights and science. The one hundred men briefly explain about the poem and what moved him about the particular poem.
There are so many great and beautiful poets in this collection that this short review cannot do justice to them; however, a few examples include the following: A sonnet by William Shakespeare, Hokku by Fukuda Chiyo-ni, Frost at midnight by William Wordsworth, Last Sonnet by John Keats, Requiem by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Remorseful Day and Last Poems by A. E. Housman, Lullaby by W. H. Auden and The Mouth by Gwendolyn Brooks.
I personally loved most of the poems in this collection and if you are a poem lover this is one book you might want in your personal library collection.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior’s poetic tribute)