A little poetry really can save your life . . . Poetry is officially good for you. Not only does it enhance literacy in the young, but learning poetry by heart is the one truly pleasurable thing you can do to improve memory, boost brain power, extend your vocabulary and beat cognitive decline as time goes by.
In Dancing by the Light of the Moon, Gyles Brandreth shares over 250 poems to read, relish and recite, as well as his advice on how to learn poetry by heart, and the benefits of doing so. Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, the poems and advice in this book provide the most enjoyable, moving and inspiring way to ensure a lifetime of dancing by the light of the moon – one joyous poem at a time . . .
Poets include: A. A. Milne, Benjamin Zephaniah, Carol Ann Duffy, Celia Johnson, D. H. Lawrence, E. E. Cummings, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, George the Poet, Hollie McNish, John Cooper, Clarke John Keats, John Milton, Kate Tempest, Leonard Cohen, Lewis Carroll, Maya Angelou, Monty Python, Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl, Robert Browning, Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Simon Armitage, Spike Milligan, Sylvia Plath, T. S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, Wendy Cope, William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth and many more . . .
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