Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I saw this at our local Catholic bookstore, and my spirit wouldn't rest until I'd made the splurge and bought it. Merry Christmas, Laura!

This book is utter joy. It doesn't contain insipid saccharine verse like Helen Steiner Rice - it's full of genuine legitimate, literary-quality poetry from men and women like Hildegard of Bingen, John Henry Newman, G.K. Chesterton, Geoffrey Chaucer -

Even that prolific genius, "Anon." is here.

Do yourself a treat - check this one out.


Adrienne said...

Anon is one of my absolute favorites:) You find him/her everywhere.

Any Gererd Manly Hopkins?? I like him and just got a huge anthology of his off of Amazon.

And Blakes Augeries of Innocence is one of my favorites
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Laura said...

Several Hopkins'; the only Blake piece is "Jerusalem" from Milton, unfortunately (I had a semester of Blake in college - love him!) - George Herbert is another of my favorites.

I was thrilled to see an excerpt from Newman's "Dream of Gerontius" included; the NC Master Chorale performed Elgar's "Dream" last Feb with the NC Symphony.