Poems that make grown men cry : 100 men on the words that move them / edited by Anthony and Ben Holden
Publication year: 2015
Shelf mark: 808.81
Media class: Book
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster
Originally published: 2014
‘O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!’ starts the poem by Edna St Vincent Millay selected by Patrick Stewart. If it’s tearful enough for Captain Picard, then it’s tearful enough for me. Just one of many moving poems that take on even greater resonance in these days of social distancing. As an added tearjerker bonus, Nick Laird selects ‘Dear Bryan Wynter’ by W. S. Graham. An intimately emotional elegy on one of my favourite painters by one of my favourite poets. Read them and weep!