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Best-Loved Poems by Neil Philip

book 34:  Best Loved Poems by Neil Philip

As you can guess, this is an anthology of poetry.  I was so-so about it at first read, but as tends to be the case with poetry, re-reading added meaning and appreciation.  It has old favorites like William Blake's "The Tyger" and Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", but it mostly had poems and authors that I hadn't read before, in spite of many of them being classics.  New discoveries for me were Thomas Hardy and that Robert Burns sure could write romantic poetry.  There were several individual poems that I really enjoyed, just a couple were "If--" by Rudyard Kipling and "The Skip" by James Fenton.  I also finally have read some of the big classics, like "Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and "Crossing the Bar" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  Overall, there's over 200 pages of poetry, and it was a worth-while read.
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