Poetry

  • ‘Tis the Season: Christmas short stories and poems for you to enjoy

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to be entertained!

    Like your fiction thought-provoking, heart-warming or maybe a little bit cheeky? Well, there’s something for everyone in this fabulous selection of Christmas short stories, poems, flash fiction and trivia.

    Join Judi on her journey to the Rhondda in search of new beginnings, find out what really makes elves tick and enjoy poems about the joys (or not) of Christmas.

    Two new authors have come together to brighten up your Christmas in this perfect fiction-packed stocking filler!

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    £4.70
  • 300 Tang Poems: Bilingual Edition, English and Chinese

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    This bilingual edition of 300 Tang Poems features both English and Chinese side by side for easy reference and bilingual support. The poems are numbered and organized for easy reading and access. Tang poetry refers to poetry written in or around the time of or in the characteristic style of China’s Tang dynasty, 618 – 907, and follows a certain style, often considered as the Golden Age of Chinese poetry. During the Tang Dynasty, poetry continued to be an important part of social life at all levels of society. Scholars were required to master poetry for the civil service exams, but the art was theoretically available to everyone. This led to a large record of poetry and poets, a partial record of which survives today. Two of the most famous poets of the period were Du Fu and Li Bai. This classic collection of 300 Tang Poems features the English translation of Witter Bynner, reprinted with the generous permission from The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry. For more information, please visit www.bynnerfoundation.org.

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    £10.50
  • 365 days without you

    it took 365 days
    to get over you

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    £11.50
  • Beauty Leaves in Autumn

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    Beauty Leaves in Autumn is a wonderers bloom of poems by Corey Searles. Compiled with emotions and perfection of the eventual fall of beauty, knowing that life is a short path for us all.

    Deep thoughts that will captivate your imagination with poetry written, it is a book of nature and life. Where beauty is just not sustainable in image. And the vibrant colours of leaves have to change. Another spring to a season’s journey where the poems grow and fall.

    There is also a collection of eleven old poems selected with deep thinking and touching love, enjoy.

    So now the shackles are no longer on your walking feet, feel free to come and join the lovely nostalgia and be very much pleased.

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    £10.40
  • Black Lives Matter: Poems for a New World

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    Black Lives Matter: Poems for a New World presents 107 poems from writers around the world on the theme, “Black Lives Matter.” The poems reflect how, around the world, people are rallying against the killing of Black people by the police and against racism, racialised inequality, discrimination, violence and oppression. The anthology encourages the reader to imagine and work towards a world where Black Lives Matter.

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    £9.50
  • Clarity & Connection (The Inward Trilogy)

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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    From the celebrated author of Inward comes the second in series, a collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships.

    In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth.

    To be read on its own or as a complement to Inward, Yung Pueblo’s second work is a powerful resource for those invested in the work of personal transformation, building self-awareness, and deepening their connection with others. 
     

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    £9.60£11.40
  • Crisis Actor

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    ‘Who knew that writing with this degree of care and pain and tact was still possible? For my money it’s the best first volume in decades, I would say since Tom Paulin’s A State of Justice (1977): no dead weight, foot-perfect and engaging.’ Michael Hofmann, Times Literary Supplement, Books of the Year

    Crisis Actor chronicles various failures and farewells. It is peopled by faded heroes and deferential devotees; a hanged donkey, a bloated rat; solitary bachelors and disillusioned youths – these are the watchers, not the players. The poems are awash with rueful self-accusation and laconic scepticism. There are touching elegies, reportage and bruised, wary replayings. A blistering sequence about boxers and their fates weaves through the collection. The overwhelming sense is of life going on elsewhere, the halcyon days and brightest of years long past. This is the aftermath of being one who – in Matthew Arnold’s words – ‘has reached his utmost limits and finds . . . himself far less than he had imagined himself’.

    But there are still flashes of camaraderie, of stars aligning: lunchtimes in sunlit garden squares, languorous pub afternoons, cheering on and hard-won triumphs. These precious, precarious moments point to how we might reclaim potential, discover human connection in times of defeat or despair, and reach towards grace and redemption.

    ‘Elegant and heartaching, these poems illuminate the sorrows of life with a bright flame, returning us to that miraculous human capacity for love and faith even in our darkest days.’ Liz Berry

    ‘Declan Ryan reveals himself a master of both the telling detail and of narrative suspense. Each exquisitely orchestrated vignette delivers a punch worthy of the heroes of the ring here commemorated.’ Mark Ford

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  • Dare to Let Go: Poems about Healing and Finding Yourself

    From the bestselling author of Healing Is a Gift, Healing Words, and Time to Heal comes a new collection of empowering poems focused on love, heartbreak, toxic relationships, codependency, letting go, healing, growth, faith, and self-esteem.

    In Dare to Let Go, Alexandra Vasiliu reveals how to let go of your past or a dysfunctional relationship and heal your deepest heart’s wounds. Simply and unapologetically, she guides readers toward healing, hope, self-esteem, growth, and freedom.
    Beautifully written, Dare to Let Go is a must-read for anyone who wants to grow meaningfully and build a free life with love and inner strength.

    Get your beautiful copy today and embrace the true power of letting go.

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    £11.40
  • Fascinating Facts to Blow Your Curious Mind: An awesome collection of the wildest trivia about everything on Earth … and beyond!

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    Did you know that the reason you can never find the end of a rainbow is because they are actually full circles?

    Or that our fingers shrivel up when they get wet because our bodies are adapting to give us a better grip in the water?

    Fascinating Facts to Blow Your Curious Mind features unlikely and hilarious trivia on everything from history and animals to the ocean and space, as well as a special section on little-known knowledge which one day just might save your life.

    Inside, you can also find answers to such key questions as:

    Are we all related?
    What is more dangerous, a koala or a crocodile?
    Did the Pope cause the Black Death?
    Why was ‘New York’ once known as ‘New Orange’?
    Should you use spiderwebs as a bandage?
    How much bamboo would it take to cover the Taj Mahal?

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  • Favourite Poems of the Sea: Poems to Celebrate Britain’s Maritime Heritage (National Trust History & Heritage)

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    A wonderful collection of poetry celebrating the British coastline and life above and below the deep blue sea. Verses from the nation’s best-loved poets – such as WB Yeats, RL Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling – are accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

    A wonderful anthology of poetry celebrating the British coastline and life above and below the deep blue sea. Verses from our best-loved authors – such as WB Yeats, RL Stevenson and Rudyard Kipling – are accompanied by beautiful illustrations of idyllic days at sea, haunted shipwrecks and tempestuous storms. Sea shanties and siren’s songs sit alongside the classic song from The Tempest and Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ in this beautiful anthology of the mystical world beneath the waves.

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    £12.30
  • Getting Over You

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    getting over you
    was the strangest feeling
    i ever had to experience
    it was like
    my mind knew the answers
    but emotionally,
    i needed to grieve
    before i could be okay
    again

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    £11.70
  • Gym and Tonic (Acting Edition S.)

    Don and Shirley Weston have come to the Scardale Hall Health Hydro to relax, pamper themselves and just possibly rescue their ailing marriage. Don’s experiences with exercise and therapy are far from positive and the rifts in the marriage widen as his mid-life crisis becomes more and more evident, and moments of reconciliation do little to improve the situation.|3 women, 3 men, 4 women or men

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  • Hafiz’S Little Book of Life

    Have you heard the name “Hafiz”?! Here are soaring flights of fancy and solid life lessons, from one of the greatest poets of all time–made new by two award-winning translators. This is the perfect introduction to Hafiz for all lovers of poetry and seekers of love, spirituality, and meaning.

    “Hafiz’s poetry aims to close the gap between mortal humans and the divine, and this book opens a door to the poet’s gardens. From the first page, you are invited to settle into a sublime sanctuary and partake in enchantment until you feel the Beloved inside your beating heart and running through your veins.”
    –Ari Honarvar, author of A Girl Called Rumi

    I have this gem
    And it’s looking for a beholder

    Hafiz’s Little Book of Life is a lush collection of more than 250 selections from his lifework (his divan). Alongside a Quran, a copy of his divan can be found in average homes in Iran–where stars can be heard singing his poetry on the radio, and lines from his poems are quoted on the street. His poetry is sure to strike a chord in the hearts of readers everywhere.

    This vital collection of mystical poetry focuses on the issues we encounter in everyday life. Each brief poem may be savored as an oasis of clarity in the hurried literacy of our time, or the entire book enjoyed in one sitting, as a five-course meal–embracing the world, wine, love, wisdom, and ecstasy. Let the unforgettable words of Hafiz shine through you with their love, depth, and celebration of life.

    This book also includes a vivid portrait of the poet and his times, an extensive glossary, translators’ notes, a bibliography, and an appendix on Hafiz as an oracle.

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    £12.99
  • he loves me, he loves me not enough

    Lust, swipe rights, and swipe ups, he loves me, he loves me not enough is a journey through poetry of falling in love in today’s generation. Navigating the blurry lines and untold feelings—from “situationships” and one sided relationships that fall apart to ultimately coming back to the love of your own heart. These poems remind you to keep your heart open for a love that will last, and if you have to choose between loving yourself or another—always choose you.

    “i love
    without regard for
    ever being loved in return
    and what a beautiful thing that is”
    –from he loves me, he loves me not enough

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  • Home: poems to heal your heartbreak

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    From Tiktok phenomenon Whitney Hanson, a revised edition of her bestselling Home, now with a new introduction and more than a dozen new poems

    “the bees aren’t going to go away
    but they are going to change with you
    sometimes they will be chaotic
    sometimes they will rest
    sometimes they will give you sweet honey
    and sometimes they will remind you
    of how much love can sting
    but if you can find a home within yourself
    and make peace with your bees
    you will be alright”
    –from Home

    Resonant, raw, and vibrant, Home is a lyrical map to navigating heartbreak. Tracing the stages of healing – from the despair that comes with the end of a relationship to the eventual light and liberation that comes with time – the poems in Home provide comfort and solace, while revitalizing your soul – and helping you make peace with your bees.

    ‘I would buy it again!’ 5* reader review

    ‘This book is everything I needed and more’ 5* reader review

    ‘Best poet out there’ 5* reader review

    ‘This book did wonders for my mental health and heartbreak’ 5* reader review

    ‘Can’t wait for what Whitney writes next’ 5* reader review

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  • House Of Leaves: the prizewinning and terrifying cult classic that will turn everything you thought you knew about life (and books!) upside down

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    Discover the nightmarish tale of a house that is bigger on the inside than the outside that still inspires devotion among an army of fans… Experimental in terms of design, typography, structure and content, this is a fully immersive and novel reading experience you won’t be able to forget. Perfect for fans of Twin Peaks, Black Mirror, Stranger Things and IT.

    ‘House of Leaves has continued to reward readers prepared to navigate its labyrinth, with a community of fans ready to support them if they ever get lost in the dark’ – Guardian

    ‘At once a genuinely scary chiller, a satire on the business of criticism and a meditation on the way we read’ – Observer

    ‘Thrillingly alive, sublimely creepy, distressingly scary, breathtakingly intelligent’ – BRET EASTON ELLIS

    WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
    ‘I’ve never read anything like it’ – 5 STARS
    ‘Strange, highly addictive and slowly creepy’ – 5 STARS
    ‘A book like no other’ – 5 STARS
    ‘The creativity and originality is astonishing’ – 5 STARS
    ‘Unreservedly recommended’ – 5 STARS
    ‘Buy it, read it, and explore it’ – 5 STARS

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    A young couple – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Will Navidson and his partner Karen Green – move into a small home on Ash Tree Lane.

    But something is terribly wrong – their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

    Neither Will nor Karen are prepared to face the consequences of this impossibility.

    What happens next is loosely recorded on videotapes and interviews, leading to a compilation of the definitive work on the events on Ash Tree Lane, unveiling a thrilling and terrifying history.

    Loose sheets, stained napkins and crammed notebooks prove to be far more than the ramblings of a crazy old man . . .

    ___________________

    Winner of the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award

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    £22.20£30.40
  • i deserved a better goodbye

    the most painful goodbyes
    are the ones unexplained

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    £11.70
  • Instructions for Traveling West: Poems

    A vivid and inspiring poetry collection about what’s possible when we heed our instincts and honor our intuition, allowing ourselves to strike out for new territories of love, pleasure, and peace.

    First, you must realize you’re homesick for all the lives you’re not living. Then, you must commit to the road and the rising loneliness. To the sincere thrill of coming apart.

    So begins Joy Sullivan’s Instructions for Traveling West–a lush debut collection that examines what happens when we leave home and leap into the deep unknown. Mid-pandemic, Sullivanleft the man she planned to marry, sold her house, quit her corporate job, and drove west. This dazzling collection tells that story as it illuminates the questions haunting us all: What possible futures lie on the horizon? What happens when we heed the call of furious reinvention?

    A book for anyone flinging themselves into fresh starts, Instructions for Traveling West grapples with loss, loneliness and belonging. These poems teach us that naming our desire is profound alchemy. Each of us holds the power to set our own course forward.

    Expansive and heart-opening–exquisite in their specificity, galvanizing in their scope–the poems in Instructions for Traveling West speak to the longing that lives within us all. They remind us that “joy is not a trick.”

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    £13.69
  • Learning To Love Myself

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    letting you go
    was the beginning of me
    learning to love myself

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    £11.30
  • Let the Light Pour In: A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Life-affirming, witty and full of wonder, these poems chronicle his own battle with the dark and are fuelled by resilience and defiant joy. Let the Light Pour In is a collection of the best of these poems, and a book celebrating this morning practice.

    ‘How do you do it?’ said night
    ‘How do you wake up and shine?’
    ‘I keep it simple,’ said light
    ‘One day at a time’

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    £10.30£12.30
  • Let’s Start A Revolution: Prince Royals Notebook TV Show Cute Purple Notebook Blank Lined Journal

    Let’s Start A Revolution Notebook for teenagers and young people write their creative thoughts, ideas and lists. Have fun creating your journal or buy for a loved one. The ideal gift for Birthday or Holidays.

    • Blank Lined.
    • Matte High Quality Cover.
    • 120 Pages.
    • 6″x 9″

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    £5.70
  • Li Po and Tu Fu – Poems

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    Li Po (AD 701-62) and Tu Fu (AD 712-70) were devoted friends who are traditionally considered to be among China’s greatest poets. Li Po, a legendary carouser, was an itinerant poet whose writing, often dream poems or spirit-journeys, soars to sublime heights in its descriptions of natural scenes and powerful emotions. His sheer escapism and joy is balanced by Tu Fu, who expresses the Confucian virtues of humanity and humility in more autobiographical works that are imbued with great compassion and earthy reality, and shot through with humour. Together these two poets of the T’ang dynasty complement each other so well that they often came to be spoken of as one – ‘Li-Tu’ – who covers the whole spectrum of human life, experience and feeling.

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  • Lobster: and other things I’m learning to love

    A brand-new collection from the award-winning poet, the companion piece to the Sunday Times bestselling Slug.

    This book is written out of both hate and love for the world

    As people, we are capable of both love and hate; amazement and disgust; fun and misery.

    So why do we live in a world that is constantly telling us to hate, both ourselves and others? We are told constantly to be repulsed by our own bodies, bodies that let us laugh and sweat and eat toast, amongst other activities; to be ashamed of pleasure; to be embarrassed by fun. In this brand-new collection, Hollie McNish brings her inimitable style to the question of what have been taught to hate, and if we might learn to love again.

    ‘Never have we needed her more’ Stylist

    ‘I’ve loved her work for years’ Jo Brand

    ‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love’ Kae Tempest

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    £17.47£18.99
  • Lost in my Mind: a collection of poetry about mental health

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    Lost in my Mind is a collection of poems revolving around the topics of mental heath, with pieces of depression and anxiety, and the process of learning to love yourself again.

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    £6.20
  • love poems i wrote while you were asleep

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    From TikTok sensation Rowan Everly comes a heartfelt collection of poems dedicated entirely to exploring the many facets of love.

    this book is a journey of love. it’s a collection of poems i wrote on various occasions, all while watching my girlfriend sleep. each poem comes from the heart, capturing feelings of love, longing, and togetherness.

    “i confess,
    commitment used to scare me.
    since i’ve met you,
    i’m willing to give you every inch of my heart;
    because,
    i confess,
    i love you.
    and,
    i plan on loving you forever.
    through trials,pains, and misunderstandings;
    through all of it,
    because,
    i want to be committed to you.”

    i hope you find something in these poems that speaks to you, something that echoes your own feelings. maybe you’ll find comfort, or perhaps you’ll discover joy.

    so, come with me. let’s explore this journey together. enjoy “love poems i wrote while you were asleep.”

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    £9.50
  • MENTAL HEALTH: A collection of poetry, short prose, interviews and personal stories from around the world on the themes of mental health. (Poetry for Mental Health)

    MENTAL HEALTH

    “Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. We all have mental health. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also impacts on how we cope, interact and form relationships with others, as well as our daily functioning.” NHS.

    It is undeniable that putting thoughts, feelings and emotions into words, on paper, either with poetry or in a short story format, can be both therapeutic and an incredibly effective method of self-help and healing. In this brave and uncompromising collection, 99 writers and poets around the world explore the themes of mental health, either from their own personal perspectives and experiences, or from the experiences of friends, family and people close by.

    Covering a broad range of mental health issues, an anthology on this subject is undoubtedly thought-provoking and emotional, but also positive and uplifting too as, for many, putting their feelings into words has set many on the road to creativity, healing and ultimately recovery.

    MENTAL HEALTH is the fourth in the Poetry for Mental Health book series, and is probably one of the biggest anthologies on mental health ever published! ALL profits from the sales of MENTAL HEALTH go towards promoting poetry for positive mental health.

    Poetry for Mental Health
    “Having had a number of mental health challenges throughout my life, compounded by trauma and a difficult childhood, I have always found books and words and poetry both therapeutic and cathartic, and a really good catalyst for coping when things become particularly difficult. And so I founded POETRY FOR MENTAL HEALTH aimed at motivating and inspiring other people with mental health challenges to put pen to paper and transform their thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences into words. No matter what your age, background and experience, culture or identity; whether an established writer and poet with many published titles to your credit, or an aspiring poet who has never written a word of poetry in your life, my philosophy here at Poetry for Mental Health to embrace, welcome and support everyone, everywhere suffering from mental health challenges, and help you cope through words and poetry!” Robin Barratt – founder: PoetryforMentalHealth.org

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  • Nordic Religions in the Viking Age (The Middle Ages Series)

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    The popular image of the Viking as a horn-helmeted berserker plying the ocean in a dragon-headed long boat is firmly fixed in history. Imagining Viking “conquerors” as much more numerous, technologically superior, and somehow inherently more warlike than their neighbors has overshadowed the cooperation and cultural exchange which characterized much of the Viking Age. In actuality, the Norse explorers and traders were players in a complex exchange of technology, customs, and religious beliefs between the ancient pre-Christian societies of northern Europe and the Christian-dominated nations surrounding the Mediterranean.
    DuBois examines Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Mediterranean traditions to locate significant Nordic parallels in conceptions of supernatural beings, cults of the dead, beliefs in ghosts, and magical practices. These beliefs were actively held alongside Christianity for many years, and were finally incorporated into the vernacular religious practice. The Icelandic sagas reflect this complex process in their inclusion of both Christian and pagan details.
    This work differs from previous examinations in its inclusion of the Christian thirteenth century as part of the evolution of Nordic religions from localized pagan cults to adherents of a larger Roman faith.
    Thomas DuBois unravels for the first time the history of the Nordic religions in the Viking Age and shows how these ancient beliefs and their oral traditions incorporated both a myriad of local beliefs and aspects of foreign religions, most notably Christianity.

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  • Poems and Readings for Weddings

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    Words of joy, love, devotion and celebration

    Deciding how to express your feelings on one of the most important days of your or your loved one’s life can be overwhelming.

    Poems and Readings for Weddings collects the very best readings by world-renowned poets, bards, playwrights and novelists who have written passionately, thoughtfully and deeply over hundreds of years about love, marriage and commitment.

    This beautiful collection contains an astonishing range of poems, prose extracts, prayers and songs, all chosen to enhance the occasion, whether they be moving, witty, irreverent, thoughtful or heartfelt.

    Above all, these words will be recognized as timeless and true.

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    £7.30£8.50
  • Poems Of The Sea (Everyman’s Library POCKET POETS)

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    Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind’s nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the sea-pirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantis-have inspired as many imaginations as have the realities of lighthouses and shipwrecks, of icebergs and frothing foam and seaweed.
    This marvelous collection includes classics old and new, from Homer and Milton to Plath and Merwin. Here are Tennyson’s seductive sea-fairies next to Poe’s beloved Annabel Lee. Here is Coleridge’s darkly brooding “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” alongside the grandeur of Shakespeare’s “Full Fathom Five.” And here is Masefield’s “I must go down to the seas again” alongside Cavafy’s “Ithaka” and Stevens’s “The Idea of Order at Key West.” In the wide variety of lyrics collected here-sonnets and sea chanteys, ballads and hymns and prayers-we feel the encompassing power of our planet’s restless

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  • Poems of the Sea (Macmillan Collector’s Library, 301)

    Poems of the Sea is an anthology of classic poetry that celebrates the sea; from the power of a stormy ocean to ships and sailors and beaches strewn with shells.

    Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features an introduction by author Adam Nicolson.

    For generations, poets have taken inspiration from ocean mists and rugged coastlines to conjure up adventures on the high seas and joyous days at the seaside. From Emily Dickinson’s morning dog walks by the shore, to the river running through Sara Teasdale’s sunny valley, and from Walt Whitman’s fish-filled forests, to the silent ships passing in Paul Laurence Dunbar’s dark ocean, there are poems here for every reader to enjoy.

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  • Politics: Carol Ann Duffy

    In Politics, Carol Ann Duffy, one of the English language’s best-loved living poets presents from her own archives, in chronological order, her favourites among her poems on the theme of politics and protest, drawing on work written over four decades. Duffy also adds to the selection her poem written for Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea memorial for The Great War. It makes for a sequence that is searching, memorializing, healing.

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  • Pretty Boys Are Poisonous: Poems: A Collection of F**ked Up Fairy Tales

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    ‘A glimpse to the person behind the glamour and drama . . . you get a real sense of the beating soul of Megan Fox’ – Glamour

    Megan Fox showcases her wicked humor throughout a heartbreaking and dark collection of poetry. Over the course of more than 80 poems, Fox chronicles all the ways in which we fit ourselves into the shape of the ones we love, even if it means losing ourselves in the process.

    “These poems were written in an attempt to excise the illness that had taken root in me because of my silence. I’ve spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men, my body aches from carrying the weight of their sins. My freedom lives in these pages, and I hope that my words can inspire others to take back their happiness and their identity by using their voice to illuminate what’s been buried, but not forgotten, in the darkness,” says Fox.

    Pretty Boys Are Poisonous marks the powerful debut from one of the most well-known women of our time. Turn the page, bite the apple, and sink your teeth into the most deliciously compelling and addictive book you’ll read all year.

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    £13.85£16.99
  • Reflections on the Important Things: 500+ poems on important life subjects such as nature, faith, mental health, romance, in memoriam, and humor.

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    Reflections on the Important Things is a collection of over 500 poems on important life subjects such as nature, faith, mental health, romance, in memoriam, and humor. These beautiful poems were written by various poets from all over the world.

    Those whose works appear in this collection have decided to publish their poetic works under a title published by PoetrySoup and Arczis Web Technologies, Incorporated. Special permission was obtained for each copyrighted poem in this volume. The right to publish has been explicitly given to the publisher of this anthology by the respective poets. Almost 2000 poems were submitted for consideration. The editors of PoetrySoup.com chose a fraction of these for inclusion.

    The poets in this anthology are members of the PoetrySoup.com website. PoetrySoup is a vast international community of about 45,000+ poets. PoetrySoup is known for its loyal, robust, welcoming, and growing community of poets (called Soupers). However, none of the poets in this anthology are personally known to the editors and selection committee. They are united by the fact that they are “Soupers” or members of the PoetrySoup community.

    All Poems submitted are published as the poet’s original work and under the poet’s copyright. We wish to thank the poets (Soupers) who kindly allowed us to use their poetry in this anthology.

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    £15.30
  • Rumi Illustrated (Chinese Bound)

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    JalÄl ad-DÄ«n Muhammad RÅ«mÄ« (1207–73) was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic originally from Greater Khorasan in Iran. This Chinese-bound volume offers a selection of his many poems with a variety of themes, including love, marriage, life and death, passion and mysticism, as well as his religious collection, Rubaiyat, and his long poem, Masnavi, one of the most influential works of Sufism, an Islamic form of mysticism.
    Rumi’s reach transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: his poetry has influenced not only Persian literature, but also the literary traditions of the Ottoman Turkish, Chagatai, Urdu, Bengali and Pashto languages.

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    £21.80£28.50
  • Sea Glass Secrets

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    Sea Glass Secrets is an excavation of the past that explores themes of Childhood Trauma, Grief, and Healing, in three parts known as Shatter, Sorrow, and Shift. It follows the metaphorical journey of shattered glass through the sea of Childhood Trauma and Grief. It taps into themes of generational trauma, mental health, growing up with addiction, being a parent to your siblings at a young age, absent parents, experiencing grief and loss, and ultimately finding your way to the shore known as Healing.

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    £10.70
  • Sea-Fever: Selected Poems

    ‘Sea-Fever’ remains one of the most popular poems of the last century, and John Masefield one of the most popular poets, a superb spinner of yarns and ballads of tall ships, exotic seas, of the deep-rooted life of rural England, and of the great narratives of Troy and Arthurian legend. This book includes his most popular poems and a few previously uncollected rarities. All share Masefield’s love of particular lives: he draws the reader into his stories with an incomparable music of language.

    This is a representative selection of the poems, in chronological sequence spanning his long career. The editor also provides a full introduction to his work.

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    £13.20£16.10
  • starlit dreams

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    “starlit dreams” is a heartwarming book all about love, written and illustrated by Bella Karad. Within its pages, you’ll find a journey that explores the many dimensions of love. “starlit dreams” is Book 1 in the Starlit Dreams series.

    you’re my first.
    and i don’t mean my first kiss,
    or my first relationship,
    or my first i love you.

    you’re the first person
    who makes me feel like i’m enough
    and the first one to show me

    what i love you actually means.

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    £9.50
  • Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (Penguin Classics)

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    The Strange Tales of Pu Songling (1640-1715) are exquisite and amusing miniatures that are regarded as the pinnacle of classical Chinese fiction. With their elegant prose, witty wordplay and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this selection reveal a world in which nothing is as it seems. Here a Taoist monk conjures up a magical pear tree, a scholar recounts his previous incarnations, a woman out-foxes the fox-spirit that possesses her, a child bride gives birth to a thimble-sized baby, a ghostly city appears out of nowhere and a heartless daughter-in-law is turned into a pig. In his tales of humans coupling with shape-shifting spirits, bizarre phenomena, haunted buildings and enchanted objects, Pu Songling pushes back the boundaries of human experience and enlightens as he entertains.

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    £8.60£12.30
  • The Crystal Text

    Clark Coolidge’s book-length meditation on a crystal—long considered a masterpiece of American avant-garde poetry—returns in a new edition.

    “No other poet ever has so exquisitely, and sometimes also turbulently, written sheer sonic wonder into poetry.”—Lyn Hejinian, author of My Life and My Life in the Nineties

    In the summer of 1982, Clark Coolidge received an unexpected gift of a crystal; small, clear, entirely unexceptional, the crystal nonetheless provoked the poet into writing what has long been considered his masterpiece, The Crystal Text (1986). A durational poem composed over the course of 10 months, in daybook-like entries of varying length, The Crystal Text is multifaceted and elusive, constantly interrogating itself. Is it a meditation on its titular object like Keats’s “Urn” or a radical investigation of the limits of language as a signifying system? Is the poet channeling the crystal to access its message or is the crystal channeling the poet, drawing language from him to fill its colorless emptiness? Is it dictation or improvisation? Is the poem a record of its own crystalline growth or does it capture the process of consciousness itself? 

    The Crystal Text refuses to resolve the questions it raises but rather inhabits its various possibilities simultaneously, resulting in one of the major works of late 20th century American avant-garde poetry. This new edition includes a preface by poet and scholar Peter Gizzi and an afterword in which Coolidge discusses the text with poet Jason Morris and City Lights editor Garrett Caples. 

    Associated with the New York School and subsequently inspiring the Language Poets, Coolidge remains one of the most singular and original American poets of our time.

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    £13.99
  • The End and the Death: Volume III (The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra)

    The final part of book 8 of the global bestselling series, “The Horus Heresy: Siege of Terra”.

    The Great Angel, Sanguinius, lies slain at his brother’s hand.
    Terra burns as reality itself unravels and the greatest bastion of civilisation teeters on the brink of annihilation.
    Desperate defenders gather, banding against the rabid traitor hordes. The Hollow Mountain, host to the pilgrims of Euphrati Keeler, is one of the last redoubts, held by the Dark Angels while the unclean host of Typhus lays siege. Malcador the Sigillite sits ablaze on the Golden Throne, trying to buy his master more time. But time is running out…
    Guilliman races across the stars to reinforce the Throneworld. Will he return to ashes, where a Warmaster of Chaos has ascended to godhood, or will the Emperor have triumphed? And at what cost?
    It all comes down to one final, climactic confrontation: the Emperor versus Horus. The father against the son.

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    £18.65£22.00

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