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Flower of the Mind   By: (1847-1922)

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Flower of the Mind by Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell is a captivating collection of poems that offers readers a glimpse into the profound nature of the human mind. Throughout the book, Meynell explores a wide range of emotions and experiences, providing a deeply introspective and thought-provoking journey.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this collection is the exquisite use of language and imagery. Meynell's words flow gracefully, painting vivid pictures and evoking powerful emotions in the reader. Her ability to convey complex ideas and feelings with such simplicity is truly remarkable. Each poem is a masterpiece in itself, with carefully crafted metaphors and delicate symbolism. The author's command over language is evident, bringing life to every line and making the poems resonate deeply.

The themes explored in Flower of the Mind are both timeless and universal. From love and longing to the beauty of nature, Meynell delves into the core of human existence. Each poem offers a unique perspective on the human experience, inviting readers to reflect on the complexities of life and their own place in the world. The diverse range of topics covered ensures that there is something for everyone in this collection.

Furthermore, the emotional depth found within the pages of this book is truly remarkable. Meynell's words have a way of stirring the soul, leaving readers with a profound sense of introspection and contemplation. The poems explore the depths of human emotions, from joy and ecstasy to sorrow and despair. Through her powerful and evocative verses, Meynell masterfully connects with her audience, pulling them into the heart of each poem.

Flower of the Mind is a book that demands to be savored and reflected upon. It is not a collection to rush through, but rather one to be lingered over, allowing the profound meanings to settle within the reader's mind. Whether one is a poetry enthusiast or a casual reader, this collection has something to offer everyone. The beauty of the language and the depth of the themes make it a timeless piece of literature that will resonate with readers for years to come.

In conclusion, Flower of the Mind is a stunning collection of poetry that showcases Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell's mastery of language and her profound understanding of the human experience. This book is a treasure for poetry lovers, as well as anyone seeking to delve into the complexities of the human mind and heart. Meynell's exquisite use of words and ability to evoke emotions make this collection a captivating and unforgettable read.

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THE FLOWER OF THE MIND

INTRODUCTION

Partial collections of English poems, decided by a common subject or bounded by narrow dates and periods of literary history, are made at very short intervals, and the makers are safe from the reproach of proposing their own personal taste as a guide for the reading of others. But a general Anthology gathered from the whole of English literature the whole from Chaucer to Wordsworth by a gatherer intent upon nothing except the quality of poetry, is a more rare enterprise. It is hardly to be made without tempting the suspicion nay, hardly without seeming to hazard the confession of some measure of self confidence. Nor can even the desire to enter upon that labour be a frequent one the desire of the heart of one for whom poetry is veritably "the complementary life" to set up a pale for inclusion and exclusion, to add honours, to multiply homage, to cherish, to restore, to protest, to proclaim, to depose; and to gain the consent of a multitude of readers to all those acts. Many years, then some part of a century may easily pass between the publication of one general anthology and the making of another.

The enterprise would be a sorry one if it were really arbitrary, and if an anthologist should give effect to passionate preferences without authority... Continue reading book >>




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