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Poems That Touch the Heart

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With over 650,000 copies in print, Poems That Touch The Heart is America's most popular collection of inspirational verse.


From the Hardcover edition.
ebook, 464 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by Doubleday (first published 1941)
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Imania Margria
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This collection of touching poems has inspired me throughout my life. I have read it from cover to cover. Each poem is so moving and inspiring and can be used to motivate you through and time or event in your life, both good and bad. They are all still relatable no matter how old they are. Definitely the top of my favorite poetry collections list. Love it!
Maheswary Mohanty
Amazing is one word and even that is difficult to comprehend in this case!
Tasia
Jul 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry, summer-2014
It's a nice collection, though it can wax didactic. Many poems can appear very naive; just think happy thoughts, and you'll be happy! Oh, if we were all happy and peaceful, the world would be a better place. Things like that. The introduction says that we live in a world where cynicism is the norm, that if you have any kind of sentiment or faith, you're seen as childish. Thinking of that, it seems like I'm holding these virtues against the collection… but while I do value faith in humanity and t ...more
Rebecca
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I love this poetry book. I happened upon it when I was browsing at the bookstore one day. I didn't realize what a treasure it would be. I'm so glad I have it.

Most of the poetry is easy to read, thought provoking, and inspiring. It's not a book of long poems; but it does have a lot of well-known poetry in it.

If you can find a copy, I recommend it. It's a great book to reference now and again. I did read it cover to cover the first time. Then I highlighted my favorites so I could read them again
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Rebecca Rash
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have a really old copy, and have read all once, but always go back for my favorites.
Tonya
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When feeling low I can't think of a more constructive way to lift ones spirit.
Snailbookworm
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful compilation of lovely, inspiring and thought provoking poems. One of the best gifts I received.
Suzanne
Apr 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-challenge
A wonderful collection of poems that I enjoyed reading each day!
Sadie
Aug 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love poetry and this collection of poems didn't disappoint. Most of them are touching, feel-good, rhyming ones..which is my favorite kind of poem.
Fredrick Danysh
Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
This is a collection of poems by various poets about life, happiness, faith, and other topics. There is something for everyone here and all are inspirational.
Pamela Moore
This is an anthology of light poetry on nearly every subject of interest. Everyone should find something in this book -- if you are a layman of poetry.
Jacqueline Cocklin
Loved it!!
Angie
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is beautiful light compilation of poems.
Alice
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this compilation of poetry so much that there really isn't any binding left on my book to hold it together.
Hope
It's too bad that what passes for inspirational verse is mostly fluffy.
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