Ten Bedtime Poems (Volume Two)
Edited by Germaine Greer
Following on from Ten Bedtime Poems (Volume One) renowned author and academic Germaine Greer chooses ten poems for our bedside tables.
As she writes, “…the true bedtime poem is a doorway to the subconscious… . Dreaming is solitary but beds are also meeting-places”. All ten poems – some of them familiar, all of them profoundly interesting and beautiful – are connected to the tradition of poetry about sleep.
“My ten poems are all central to our poetic tradition, and so can be relied upon to fire the most multifarious of chain reactions.” Germaine Greer
Poems by W. H. Auden
George Gordon (Lord) Byron
Anne Finch (Countess of Winchilsea)
Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey)
Alfred (Lord) Tennyson
William Butler Yeats
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Selected and introduced by William Boyd
Why should children have all the fun? Reading poems in bed – to oneself, to each other – is surely one of life’s great pleasures.
Perfect for Valentine's Day, wedding or civil ceremony guest 'favours', anniversaries or, frankly, for anyone in love.
Introduction by Sophie Dahl
For reading with your Earl Grey or builders’ brew, with a fabulous introduction by Sophie Dahl (PG with milk, no sugar).
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