Ten Thousand Stars: A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Vol. 2

Ten Thousand Stars: A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Vol. 2

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In “Ten Thousand Stars: A Cornucopia of Best-Loved Poems, Vol. 2” Jim Weiss exquisitely and artfully presents the following poets and poems:


About Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken”

Distinctively American, Part 1:

About Emily Dickinson, “Hope is the Thing with Feathers”,A Narrow Fellow in the Grass”

About H.W. Longfellow, “The Village Blacksmith”

About Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Concord Hymn”

About Stephen Vincent Benet, “Ballad of William Sycamore”

The English Romantic Poets:

About Wordsworth and Coleridge, “Daffodils”, “Composed Upon Westminster Bridge” (Wordsworth)

About Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Kubla Khan”

About Byron and Shelley, “She Walks in Beauty” (Byron)

About Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias”

Two Later Romantics:

About Alfred Noyes, “The Highwayman”

About John Masefield, “Sea Fever”

Distinctly American, Part 2

About Emma Lazarus, “The New Colossus”

About Paul Laurence Dunbar, “Sympathy”

About Edna St. Vincent Millay, “First Fig”, “Recuerdo”

A Circle of Friends:

About William Butler Yeats, “The Fiddler of Dooney”“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”

About William Ernest Henley, “Invictus”

About Rabindranath Tagore, “The Journey”“Give Me Strength”

About Rudyard Kipling, “If”

About James Elroy Flecker, “To a Poet 1,000 Years Hence”


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