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Best Poetry Books

Reading poetry books helps you to relax your mind. During your childhood, you would have read poems written by popular poets like William Shakespeare and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. These poets had the ability to come up with poems that can make you feel lost in your thoughts as you read them.

Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Best poetry books-Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare’s Sonnets are a group of sonnets written by one of the most popular authors, William Shakespeare. When you want to feel the presence of a classic work, then you will be able to get that feeling once you are immersed in his sonnets. Sonnets are a unique collection providing you with poems such as The Pilgrim’s Progress and Othello.

If you are a fan of William Shakespeare, then you will want to make sure that you read these sonnets and relax your mind. When you want to talk about something new, then this is the best way to do that.

Paradise Lost

Best poetry books-Paradise Lost (Penguin Classics)

Paradise Lost  written by John Milton is one excellent work of religious and historical context. The book tries to answer questions about the relationship of God and man. You also find out the definitions of archaic words, explanations, and detailed information which are vital for commentary section.

If you want to read some classical English, then you will find this book as the best answer to that. The manner in which the author has characterized Eve, Satan, Adam, the archangels Raphael, Michael, and God are excellent.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Best poetry books-I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has been written by Maya Angelou. When she was young, she was sent by her mother to live with their grandmother. She and her brother Bailey were constantly harassed by the whites who were living in their neighborhood. The language used by the author is powerful and meaningful.

As you read, you are felt by the emotions she was going through during those difficult days. This is one book that is a must read for people of all ages.

The Prophet

Best poetry books-The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)

The Prophet are few poetic essays based on spiritual and philosophical. The book consists of twenty-eight chapters that cover topics which include marriage, love, children, drinking, giving, eating, joy, sorrow, work, buying, housing, clothes, crime, punishment, selling, laws, reason, passion, freedom, friendship, and death.

Kahlil Gibran has been able to involve the readers in this breath taking book. His ability to recreate the various emotions and feelings is truly appreciable, which makes this book excellent.

Leaves of Grass

Best poetry books-Leaves of Grass The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)

Leaves of Grass contains some original twelve poems which include “I Sing the Body Electric,” “Song of Myself,” and “There Was a Child Went Forth”. These poems are some of the best masterpieces to be been written and which are even popular today.

Walt Whitman is able to bring out the features of the human body is a sensual manner. This is one of the best reads for those who truly appreciate art.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Best poetry books-Where the Sidewalk Ends Poems and Drawings

Where the Sidewalk Ends is a lovely book written by Shel Silverstein. Shel uses objects to recreate a world of imagination. You can find a girl who eats a whale and a boy who turns into a TV set. You would be glad to know that the book is among Parent & Child magazine’s 100 Greatest Books for Kids.

The book is an ideal read for small children. Some of the books include A Giraffe and a Half, The Giving Tree, and Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?.

The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Best poetry books-‬The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge Vol I and II contain the poems and pieces of his work that many have not heard about. The manner in which the author has used the language is awesome. When you like horror and scary writing styles, then you are in from a great treat through this book.

The poems are beautiful and one of his masterpieces is the poem titled, “The Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner” which is considered as one of his best.

The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

Best poetry books-The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe contains some of the best poems from Edgar Allan Poe. Some of his poems include “Annabel Lee,” which is one of his best works, “To Helen,” “The Raven,” and “The Bells.” Most of his poems come with different styles. Unlike other poets, he makes use of various writing styles which makes you feel that you are reading poems written by different poets.

The language used in the poems are beautiful which come in different tones like tolling bells, sunken cities, haunted palaces, and others.

The Divine Comedy

Best poetry books-The Divine Comedy (The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso)

The Divine Comedy  is a group of some of the best of Dante Alighieri’s masterpieces. One of his best works is The Divine Comedy. The story is about a journey through Hell. It takes you from the valley of Purgatory to Paradise. Most of the poems which are given in the book give you an understanding of what is actually happening.

Those of you, who are keen on reading artistic works, will want to read this very skillful book. When you want to feel the passion of Italian works, then this book is a must read.

The Prophet

Best poetry books-The Prophet

The Prophet has been written by Kahlil Gibran. The author’s writing is basically about the religion of Christianity. He makes use of spiritual terms. The book has twenty-six essays that contain a lot about the New Age movements and the American counterculture. Though he is from Lebanon, his works are in great demand.

Kahlil Gibran is considered as one of the best poets after William Shakespeare and John Milton. This is one of his best works. When you want to read something emotional, you have it here.

Written by Shiryee Ma

Shiryee Ma

Shiryee Ma is an editor who loves guitar,music,and rock'n'roll!

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