Mothers Please! One Hundred Poems for Every Mother

Mothers Please! One Hundred Poems for Every Mother

by Douglas Brooks - Davies (Editor)


This delightful collection celebrates motherhood in all its forms. Here you will find all the joy, self-sacrifice, occasional irritation but above all, the intimate tenderness of motherhood - whether evoked in a glimpse of a very human mother or through heroic tales of the great mother goddesses of myth, legend and religion. From Wordsworth to Allan Ahlberg, William Blake to John Betjeman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Roald Dahl, William Blake to Anne Ridler, Tennyson to Edith Nesbit - here is a collection of poems which have been taken from the whole range of verse in English, from the Middle Ages to the present day.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Publisher: Orion
Published: 07 Mar 2002

ISBN 10: 0752848887
ISBN 13: 9780752848884
Book Overview: In the tradition of Everyman's Poetry Please! anthologies, which have already sold over 250,000 copies A companion volume to the Illustrated Poetry Please! which has already been reprinted nine times The ideal gift for Mother's Day - it costs little more than a greetings card, and will last longer A brand new edition with beautiful specially commissioned colour illustrations throughout Everyone has a mother! These poems touch on the closest bond in all our lives Luxury cover with flaps and full production values

Author Bio
Douglas Brooks-Davies was born in Wimbledon in 1942, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby and Brasenose College, Oxford. Formerly Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Manchester, where he remains an Honorary Research fellow, he has published widely on Renaissance and later literature, and is now a freelance writer. His hobbies include gardening, singing, and playing the oboe.