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Immortal Poems of the English Language by Oscar Williams
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bookshelves: reference

I am enjoying this book as something to browse through. It's a nice collection of poems by different writers. Some of the poems are long and complex, but a few are short and fun, such as:

Epigram (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1839)
Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.

Or:

The Golf Links (Sarah N Cleghorn, 1876-1959)
The golf links lie so near the mill
That almost every day
The laboring children can look out
And see the men at play.

Anyway, sometimes it's nice to read poetry for a change.
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June 15, 2009 – Shelved
August 4, 2018 – Shelved as: reference

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