Take a Break With John Boyes ‘Best Loved Poems’
Winter weather means curling up in front of the fire with a thick book that can entertain you for hours. Reading is also a great choice for when you want to enjoy the winter weather from your patio. You might bring some tea or cocoa and some sweet treats and enjoy your favorite adventure or biography, or for a bit of romance this season, some poetry! A great place to start is ‘Best Loved Poems’ by John Boyes.
The beauty of ‘Best Loved Poems’ is that you can easily read through poems from some of the best poets that are alive or that have lived, rather than reading verses from the same author. Often a book of poetry from the same poet can start to sound alike very quickly, and you may feel like you are reading the same poem over and over again. In ‘Best Loved Poems’, you can browse through verses from American poets John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth, Longfellow, Whitman and Anne Bradstreet. You can also enjoy classics from Emily Dickinson and John Keats. Then you might read through the works of Canadian poet Bliss Carman, or skip ahead to William Blake. No matter your taste for poetry, you are sure to find it in ‘Best Loved Poems.’
Another great feature of ‘Best Loved Poems’ is that the book is categorized by types of poetry and subject matter. There is Family and Home, Love and Romance, Youth and Age, Irreverence and Satire, Travel and Place, Reflection and Comment, Death and Grief, Nature and the Seasons, Humour and Nonsense, War and Peace, Inspiration and Joy, Spirit and Faith, and Longer Works. This makes it easy to find a poem you love and that perfectly fits your mood. You may be looking for a love poem to leave for your special someone or something that fits your family, and you can easily scroll through the chapter headings.
‘Best Loved Poems’ is available as a Kindle download and as a hardcover book, so it makes for a great gift for someone else this holiday season. If you have a poem lover in your life or are looking for something romantic, a book of poems is always the perfect gift. It is also a great gift for yourself! If you download the Kindle version you have something you can take with you when traveling on a plane or during your morning commute on the train. You can also enjoy some poetry during your lunch break.
Check out ‘Best Loved Poems’ by John Boyes this season and you will see that it is one of the best collections of poetry available, and a great choice for keeping you warm on the inside during those long winter months!