Hot Best Seller

The Magic Hour: 100 Poems from the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club

Availability: Ready to download

"Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach..." Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poetry all her life. Keen to be able to read and talk about poems with others, she set up a weekly poetry "Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach..." Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poetry all her life. Keen to be able to read and talk about poems with others, she set up a weekly poetry club for anyone interested to join her round her fireplace. This book brings together a selection of the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club's favourite poems, some well-known, some less so. The poems are grouped into themes - from home and lovers, to war and the planets - each framed with a little context from Charlotte and delightful insights from members of the group. The Magic Hour offers a source of lifelong pleasure and nourishment, with words to delight and console, while reminding us of moments of personal significance. It demonstrates how we can all benefit from the refreshment of poetry in our daily lives.


Compare

"Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach..." Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poetry all her life. Keen to be able to read and talk about poems with others, she set up a weekly poetry "Reading a poem gives us a glimpse of past and future possibilities, other worlds and other lives. It makes a gift of unfamiliar words, and refreshes parts of the mind that other art forms cannot reach..." Charlotte Moore, a writer and former English teacher, has loved poetry all her life. Keen to be able to read and talk about poems with others, she set up a weekly poetry club for anyone interested to join her round her fireplace. This book brings together a selection of the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club's favourite poems, some well-known, some less so. The poems are grouped into themes - from home and lovers, to war and the planets - each framed with a little context from Charlotte and delightful insights from members of the group. The Magic Hour offers a source of lifelong pleasure and nourishment, with words to delight and console, while reminding us of moments of personal significance. It demonstrates how we can all benefit from the refreshment of poetry in our daily lives.

38 review for The Magic Hour: 100 Poems from the Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tilly

    3 stars This book holds a wonderful collection of poems that cover all sorts of themes including war, the elements, parent and child, colour, lovers, landcapes and so much more. Each poem is them explained by Charlotte Moore who also tells us the responses from membrs of her Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club. Firstly I have to say that this cover is absolutely stunning. I adore the illustrations and it made me excited for the book. Unfortunately the poems didn't live up to my expectations. There were fe 3 stars This book holds a wonderful collection of poems that cover all sorts of themes including war, the elements, parent and child, colour, lovers, landcapes and so much more. Each poem is them explained by Charlotte Moore who also tells us the responses from membrs of her Tuesday Afternoon Poetry Club. Firstly I have to say that this cover is absolutely stunning. I adore the illustrations and it made me excited for the book. Unfortunately the poems didn't live up to my expectations. There were few that I personally felt a connection to. Poetry is a very personal thing and so this is just my opinion. I was hoping for a more diverse collection of poetry but there wasn't any modern poems which I think was a mistake for such a modern looking book. The descriptions of the poems were overall pretty good and it was interesting to see how I had interpreted a poem compared with how Charlotte Moore does/how it's meant to be interpreted. Overall I did enjoy reading the book but wished modern poems were included to give a full picture of poetry through time. Please note that I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lottie Liza

    A wonderful collection but what really makes this book special is the personal insights by Charlotte and her poetry group.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

  4. 5 out of 5

    Clarissa McHardy

  5. 5 out of 5

    Christine

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jumana

  7. 5 out of 5

    Fiona

  8. 5 out of 5

    Megan

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lyn

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Murphy

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Shotts

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

  14. 4 out of 5

    Inlovewithkeats

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sofia

  16. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Martin

  17. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

  18. 5 out of 5

    Emilie

  19. 5 out of 5

    Elen Liya

  20. 4 out of 5

    Didi

  21. 4 out of 5

    Annisa

  22. 5 out of 5

    Clair Sharpe

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid Cremers

  24. 5 out of 5

    Donna

  25. 5 out of 5

    Clara S

  26. 5 out of 5

    Zahrah

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ellen

  28. 4 out of 5

    Olive

  29. 5 out of 5

    IA Campbell

  30. 5 out of 5

    TheBohemianBookworm

  31. 4 out of 5

    Rory Burns

  32. 5 out of 5

    Nahanni

  33. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

  34. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Smith

  35. 5 out of 5

    Rébecca Nguyen van thuy

  36. 4 out of 5

    Hessa

  37. 5 out of 5

    Pj

  38. 5 out of 5

    Lauren Vandever

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.