Penguin's Poems for Life

Penguin's Poems for Life

Book Title: Penguin's Poems for Life

Author: Allie Esiri

Format: Paperback | 416 pages

Publication Date: 25 Sep 2008

ISBN-13: 9780140424706

Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the "seven ages" of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration.

Ranging from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Keats, and Lemn Sissay, this book offers something for each of those moments in life - whether falling in love, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes - when only a poem will do.