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Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 05/04/2004
ISBN: 0-06-056084-3
Format Reviewed: Hardback
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Genre:   Poetry / Literature
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carisa Weeaks
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Essential Poems
(to fall in love with)
Presented by Daisy Goodwin

      For years, true fans of literature and poetry have continuously tried to show that reading or listening to poetry can help a person’s emotional stress. Daisy Goodwin is one of those passionate scholars. With this book, Essential Poems (to fall in love with), Goodwin goes into the darkly rich depths of the ocean, that is the human capacity to give, receive, feel, and know love.

      Essential Poems is a collection of poetry from famous and somewhat unknown poets that deal with the many different aspects--both good and bad--of love. From “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns to Wendy Cope’s “Two Cures for Love,” Goodwin gives her readers an incredible collection of poems about love, marriage, loss, heartache, and lost love being found again.

      Whether you’re already in love or desperately looking for it, this is a great book for anyone who has ever had an experience or seeks to have an experience with the most complex emotion a living creature could ever have. Goodwin has outdone herself this time with the selection that she’s compiled in this book. It may be small in stature, but its effect is enough to bring the strongest of humans to their knees. Bravo!