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I Am Pilgrim: A Thriller
Terry Hayes
Legends of King Arthur: Idylls of the King
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Norton Anthology of Poetry
Mary Jo Salter, Margaret Ferguson, Jon Stallworthy

Woman Much Missed (Little Black Classics #14)

Woman Much Missed (Little Black Classics #14) - Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy, Victorian and Georgian writer of prose and poetry, most famous for his novels Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D'Urbervilles, is grief-stricken by the death of his wife Emma in 1912 and writes the melancholic and haunting poetry featured in this Little Black Classic.

Whilst I prefer my poetry to rhyme, and whilst I can fully appreciate the symbolism and emotion of these pieces, none of them really struck me as being anything other than just poetry. They are as well-written as anything you'd expect from Hardy, but personally I felt no connection with these, nor did any of them strike the very heart of me. They were, however, a delight to read out loud (as I prefer to read my poetry) and their rhythm and diversity was much appreciated.