From the intrepid explorers who discovered the New World to modern-day commuters, journeys have always played a fundamental part in our lives. In The Nations Favourite Poems of Journeys poets from throughout the ages explore not just the physical, but also the spiritual and emotional journeys that we undertake as we progress through life. The sadness of seeing a loved one depart on a long voyage, the wonder of seeing new lands and meeting new people the web of emotions reflected in this fascinating anthology is complex and varied. Alun Lewis describes the poignancy of lovers parting forever in Goodbye while Tennyson captures an insatiable wanderlust in Ulysses. Laurie Lee celebrates England and homecoming in Home from Abroad whereas in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night Dylan Thomas ponders the final and ultimate journey that we make: life into death. Packed with a rich variety of wonderful poems, The Nations Favourite Poems of Journeys is sure to become a greatly treasured companion as you travel through life. The foreword is to be written by Benedict Allen.
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(210mm x 145mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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We're on the road with The Nation's Favourite Poems of Journeys, another in this tremendous series expanded from the original Nation's Favourite Poems to include love, childhood and 20th century collections. Like the earlier anthologies, the reach of Journeys embraces classic and contemporary. Be cast adrift in the heaving sea (from Lear's 'Owl and the pussy cat' to Coleridge's 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner'), travel to extraordinary foreign lands, be reminded of home by Grace Nichols, sit in the rain behind Louis Macneice's 'clearing, blurring, clearing' in a moment of suspension on the A40, return sun burnished from your adventure to greet, in Laurie Lee's words, 'the pale, domestic kis of Kent' and grieve over the final leavetaking, the final journey. (Kirkus UK)
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