Rating: 4 out of 5

I first read this years ago, in fact both Mum and I had a copy, but it was hers that I’ve read. This time around I enjoyed it’s strange mixture of poetry, but I guess that’s what you get when you ask the public to name their favourite.

The poems I enjoyed enough to put a mark against are:

- The Daffodils by William Wordsworth
- He wishes for the cloths of heaven by W. B. Yeats
- Leisure by William Henry Davies
- Twelve Songs by W. H. Auden
- Jaberwocky by Lewis Carroll
- The owl and the pussy-cat by Edward Lear
- The glory of the garden by Rudyard Kipling
- Bloody men by Wendy Cope
- Diary of a church mouse by John Betjeman
- Let me die a youngman’s death by Roger McCough
- Chocolate cake by Michael Rosen
- Warming her pearls by Carol Ann Duffy

Some of these are because I remember them from school, or when I first read them. Some are because it’s interesting to revist a poem I thought I knew.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account