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
John Donne
Anne Finch (Countess of Winchilsea)
Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey)
Kathleen Raine
William Shakespeare
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
William Wordsworth
William Butler Yeats

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