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Bartlett's poems for occasions

Author: Geoffrey O'Brien
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthology of poems for every occasion, arranged into five parts related to life, nature, holidays, and public moments Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey O'Brien
ISBN: 9780316042345 031604234X
OCLC Number: 843886737
Notes: "This 2008 ed. published for Barnes and Noble, Inc., by arrangement with Hachette Book Group, Inc."--Title page verso.
Description: xxxii, 510 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The cycles of nature. Spring ; Summer ; Autumn ; Winter --
The round of the year. New Year's ; Valentine's Day ; Celebrating family ; The fourth of July ; Halloween: phantasms and hauntings ; Thanksgiving ; The Christmas season --
The cycles of life. Birth and infancy ; Childhood ; Youth and its pleasures ; Into adulthood ; Marriage ; The perspectives of midlife ; Retirement from work and from the world ; Aging ; Death and mortality ; Grief and mourning --
The human condition. Friendship ; Contentment ; The working life ; Love and passion ; Disappointment ; Separations and farewells ; Solitude ; Sorrow and comfort ; Endurance, resistance, and survival ; Spiritual awakening --
Public moments and ultimate matters. The fates of nations and empires ; In time of war ; From the American story ; God ; The unknown and the unknowable.
Other Titles: Poems for occasions
Responsibility: Geoffrey O'Brien, general editor ; foreword by Billy Collins.

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An anthology of poems for every occasion, arranged into five parts related to life, nature, holidays, and public moments Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry to celebrate a new baby or marriage, toast a colleague, cheer a graduate, honor a birthday, deliver a eulogy, or add zest to a holiday party. It is the perfect solution to the age-old question, What should I say?

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