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Here's an anthology chock full of good poems. Some of them I already knew as poems I learned in my days at school (thank you Miss Rodgers), but there were plenty of others that I found that I enjoyed reading, as well as wishing to commit some of them to being learned by heart. I didn't like the English Literature lessons at school and it was only in my mid-thirties when I had my pre-school children at home, that I was drawn back to some of the poems I'd had to learn at school. From that point I understood what the teacher had been trying to convey to us about poets and poetry. Though I don't read poems every single day, I do enjoy dipping into them as well as memorising some of them. I also like speaking them out loud when I am on my own, as the poems reveal yet another level when that is done. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys poetry, as well as any one who is tentatively dipping a toe in the poetic waters.