A mere means to relax on a leisurely day for some and for others being life itself, poetry has been written on almost everything that exists around us—from odes on seemingly insignificant objects to the lamentation of death of people revered worldwide. Poetry is something that is dream-like and yet thought-provoking.
The voyage into the beautiful and mesmerizing world of poetry in this edition begins in the fourteenth century with an extract from Chaucer’s legendary work Canterbury Tales and stops in the twentieth century with Dylan Thomas’ power-packed poetry, his vehemence on fighting death till your last breath.
Notes have been scattered throughout this edition, enriching your understanding of the poems’ context, inspiration, varying interpretations and even criticism. All this and much more lies ahead for you to discover in our eclectic collection of 50 World’s Greatest Poems