New PDF release: Americans' Favorite Poems

By Favorite Poem Project (U. S.), Visit Amazon's Maggie Dietz Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Maggie Dietz, , Robert Pinsky

ISBN-10: 0393048209

ISBN-13: 9780393048209

This anthology embodies Robert Pinsky's dedication to find America's cherished poems, his specified venture as Poet Laureate of the USA. the decisions during this anthology have been selected from the private letters of hundreds of thousands of american citizens who spoke back to Robert Pinsky's invitation to jot down to him approximately their favourite poems. a few poems are thoughts precious within the brain when you consider that youth; a few crystallize the fervour of affection or bear in mind the path of loss and sorrow. The poems and poets during this anthology--from Sappho to Lorca, from Shakespeare and Chaucer to Gwendolyn Brooks, Louise Glck, and Allen Ginsberg--are poems to be learn aloud and memorized, poems to be celebrated as a part of our nation's cultural inheritance. Accompanying the poems are reviews through those who converse no longer as expert critics yet as passionate readers of varied a long time, professions and areas. This anthology, in a way in contrast to the other, discloses the wealthy and full of life presence of poetry in American existence on the millennium and offers a portrait of the USA throughout the lens of poetry. the favourite Poem venture is an legitimate a part of the Bicentennial occasion of the Library of Congress and the White residence Millennium Council.

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Mara. I do not think I can move my right leg. ” * * * * * His blood was turning to marble sludge. Slowly seeping through and expanding in his body, Garrick knew he was turning to stone. His legs were heavy, stiffened. His arms hung from his shoulders as if he held boulders in his hands. He glanced down at his chest and saw the strange stony patches covered almost all of him. It was his skin that was in patches now. He dragged his eyes up to his love. Mara’s eyes leaked tears. Her cheeks were wet and her expression stricken.

His chest rose and fell, a motion that quickened under her examination. His face descended to within inches of hers. “Stop,” he said, placing a finger against her lips. ” Garrick had waited lifetimes in his stone prison to kiss this woman. Mara had been fated to be his. Her hair was shorter now than five years ago, but she was just as beautiful as he remembered. For the first time he could not regret the suffering he’d endured buried alive in a stone sarcophagus. That time had brought him to Mara.

Garrick crossed to the fridge and crouched in front of it. He examined the door and its handle with interest. ” Rapping his knuckles against the fridge’s surface, his brows converged. ” Mara smiled. “Yes. ” Garrick pulled open the door. The rubber seal loosened with a pop and the door swung wide. ” He glanced back at Mara. ” “No. It’s electricity,” Mara said with a chuckle. When she’d switched on the desk lamp upon entering the office a short time before, Garrick had beamed with surprise, leading her to explain about the concept of electricity.

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