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Kéramos : and other poems

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Kéramos : and other poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is a collection of beautiful and thought-provoking poems that showcase the author's mastery of language and emotion. Longfellow's ability to capture the essence of life and love in his verses is truly impressive, making this collection a joy to read.

The poems in Kéramos touch on a variety of themes, from the beauty of nature to the complexities of human emotions. Longfellow's imagery is vivid and his language is both eloquent and moving, drawing the reader in and inviting them to reflect on their own experiences and feelings.

One of the standout poems in the collection is "The Rainy Day," which beautifully captures the melancholy mood of a rainy day and the reflective thoughts it can bring about. Longfellow's use of metaphor and symbolism in this poem, as well as in others throughout the collection, adds depth and richness to his already poignant words.

Overall, Kéramos : and other poems is a must-read for poetry lovers and fans of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His timeless verses continue to resonate with readers today, reminding us of the power of language to evoke emotion and inspire contemplation.

Book Description:
This is a collection of 51 poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. which include many sonnets, plus 7 translations of poems by Virgil, Ovid, Michael Angelo and others. The signature 20 minute poem, Kéramos, whisks us on an imaginary magic cloak around Europe to visit the most famous potteries of olden times, and the many edifices their ceramic art adorns and/or commemorates. Keramos is a name still used today for the study of ceramic materials both for art and for technology.

2-17 are grouped under BIRDS OF PASSAGE Flight the Fifth
18-36 are grouped under A BOOK OF SONNETS, PART II
37-43 are grouped under TRANSLATIONS
44-51 are grouped under SEVEN SONNETS and a Canzone, from the Italian of Michael Angelo

- Summary by Michele Fry

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