This will be the last poetry shelf shot, at least for a while.
left to right:
- If You Call This Cry A Song by Hayden Carruth
- Poems by Agatha Christie
- Cowboy Poetry: A Gathering
- First Poems By Minou Drouet – she was eight years old when she wrote these poems! Lovely stuff.
- T.S. Eliot’s Old Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. The musical Cats was based on these.
- Starting From San Francisco new poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
- A Coney Island of the Mind poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This one has one of my favorite of his poems, “Dog”
- Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg. Bought at City Lights Bookstore, along with the two Ferlinghetti books above.
- Ghosts of A Chance by John Harvey
- The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes edited by Arnold Rampersad. His poems from 1921 to 1967. Powerful.
- The Complete Poems of Keats & Shelley – Modern Library edition
- Good Poems edited by Garrison Keillor – He used to read a favorite poem each day on his radio show, this collects them.
- Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse by Rudyard Kipling
- One Train by Kenneth Koch
- Phases of the Moon by Lynn Kozina
- Best Loved Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, part of a series published by Fountain Press, (c) 1944 edition, illustrated
- Favorite Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , edited and introduction by Henry Canby, (c) 1947. My mother’s copy.
Doing these has gotten me reading some of these, too.
Thank you, Cap’n.
I am interested in reading some Langston Hughes poems. I will look for a smaller collection to start with. I do have Good Poems by Garrison Keillor, and I have pulled it out and will read from that.
Good for you, Tracy. I find a poem a day starts thing off on a good note.
Didn’t know Christie wrote poetry.
The quality, for me, is varied. I picked this one up many years ago.
Some pretty good stuff here, Rick.
I miss Keillor’s reading a daily ;poem on his WRITER’S ALMANAC.and I just include one he read on my Monday post.
I was not impressed with Christie’s poetry. Different strokes.
Different strokes is true of most poets, I think, Jerry.
I’ve actually read some of these – Ferlinghetti, T. S. Eliot, HOWL, some of the Hughes.
Poets of our time, Jeff, or at least of one of our times. The City Lights Bookstore was famous – or infamous – at the time I visited it.
We visited it too, probably in the ’80s. Ferlinghetti turned 101 in March, so good for him.
I’m impressed with the range of your poetry interests. Very nice collection!
Thanks, George. I’ll move on to other shelves in the future.
I didn’t know Agatha Christie wrote poems, although it makes perfect sense that she would. She was quite prolific.
I’ve read some Hughes back in my college days.
I read that (Hughes) book now and then, a few at a time. I’m really enjoying the Mary Oliver Upstream collection! Thanks for the suggestion.