Edited by Thomas T. Beeler
This is an original collection of best-loved American poems and songs, the first published in large print. It is divided into five sections: Childrens’ Poems and Rhymes, Story Poems and Ballads, Patriotic Poems and Songs, Love Poems, and Songs of Self and Nature.
Children Poems includes such childhood favorites as “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Moore, “The Children’s Hour” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,” and “Being Brave at Night” by Edgar Guest.
Story poems include “Paul Revere’s Ride” and “The Wreck of the Hesparus” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to “The Shooting of Dan McGrew” by Robert W. Service to “Casey at the Bat.”
Patriotic Poems and Songs range from “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key to “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” to “Over There” by George M. Cohan, and include beloved songs like “America, ’Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful” as well as “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and Walt Whitman’s tributes to Abraham Lincoln, “O Captain! My Captain!” and “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d.”
Love Poems include “Give All to Love” by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “I Had No Time to Hate” by Emily Dickinson and “Love Is Not All” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Songs of Self and Nature include “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and 10 of Emily Dickinson’s best-known poems.
This is a must-have collection that will delight both poetry lovers and nostalgic readers. It includes an introduction by the editor and indexes of titles and first lines. To be published in December 2018.
ISBN 978-1-59688-228-7 $24.95