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Winning Words: Inspiring Poems for Everyday Life [Paperback]

William Sieghart
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Book Description

7 Jun 2012
Faster, higher, stronger: winning words are those that inspire you on to Olympian goals. From falling in love to overcoming adversity, celebrating a new born or learning to live with dignity: here is a book to inspire and to thrill through life's most magical moments. From William Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, our most popular and best loved poets and poems are gathered in one essential collection, alongside many lesser known treasures that are waiting to be discovered. These are poems that help you to see the miraculous in the commonplace and turn the everyday into the exceptional - to discover, in Kipling's words, that yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (7 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571290124
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571290123
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A first rate collection. It is an anthology to rejoice in, partly because there is not a single unwelcoming poem here ... They are filled with a sense of purpose, divine and otherwise.' --Kate Kellaway, Observer.

'Classic works are leavened with a potent selection of meditative or provocative modern work ... Sieghart balances familiar populism with arresting fresh voices in this timely and inspiring selection.' --Financial Times

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Whether you are looking for inspiration or expression, reflection or recognition, Winning Words is a book for every occasion, to let the spirit soar.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars winning words-inspiring poems 12 Sep 2012
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A brilliant book of poetry.I gave it to a good friend who has been having terrible health problems and she loves it and it has inspired her to fight even harder for this fragile life that we live.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Old favourites. Old standards. 18 Mar 2013
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I got this for a family member who writes poetry. She tells me, and I agree, it is a beautiful, all-embracing collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 26 Feb 2013
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Some beautiful work in this compilation...inspiring, humbling, thought-provoking. Some well-known, some less well-known. A selection to dip into when the need arises.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful collection 29 Nov 2012
By caro s
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I heard about this collection of poems having heard William Sieghart on Saturday Live (radio 4) & was so moved by what he had to say about his experiences of using poetry to help people in all sorts of situations.
This is a wonderful collection of poems - some oldies that I havn't read in years but also lots of modern poems ; as I yoga teacher I have found many that I have read during class to inspire students. I don't read a lot of poetry but this book is certainly accessible & has encouraged me to broaden my poetry horizons!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value 23 July 2012
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I bought this as a gift for a friend who likes poetry. I haven't given it to her yet, but it looks great to me - a good selection and nothing too heavy. I think for a poetry book it's good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 19 Dec 2012
By JR
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Inspiring words for all moods and occasions. Cannot praise this highly enough, it's excellent. Whatever your mood, you will find something in here to inspire, console, reassure and support you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting anthology 5 Nov 2012
By pilgrim
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An inspiring and interesting collection of poems- some already well-loved,others, new to me,which are now becoming favourites. They have been collected by the founder of National Poetry day who read some of them on the BBC 'Breakfast' programme this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspirational 31 Oct 2012
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good if somewhat mundane choice. Nevertheless, it does what it is supposed to do and introduces the new and familiarises oneself with the favourites.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
A wonderful selection of poems, something to have on your shelf or on your Kindle. Although would prefer the book version.
Published 9 months ago by E A Hilliard
5.0 out of 5 stars Winning Words
Someone bought this book for me and I was so delighted with it that I bought one for a friend who loves poetry.
Published 11 months ago by sheila speller
3.0 out of 5 stars Good service from Amazon
A lot of poor "poetry". If the wqords neither rhyme nor scan, then it's not poetry but merely pretentious prose
Published 13 months ago by Andrew W Horn
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok
I thought this would be much more interesting that it actually was. Seems a strange collection in many ways. But I was not overly inspired by it.
Published 15 months ago by isisjem
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading
It is an easy reading book that can be dipped into at any time you feel like reading some poetry
Published 15 months ago by J Woodward
5.0 out of 5 stars winning words
Great book with super words - if you are stuck for words on occasions then this is the book for you
Published 15 months ago by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Winning Words - an inspiration
I heard some of the poems featured in this collection on Radio 4 as part 'Poetry Pharmacy'. I thought that this book would be an ideal present for a friend who needed a bit of a... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Anita Steel
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting collection of poems for different occasions
I bought this book after hearing an interview with the author. The book was not quite what I had expected, but I still found it very interesting.
Published 17 months ago by MicheleM
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