No matter what the occasion, this collection of poems is the perfect gift to cheer up a friend or family member. Here, in this compact volume, are 100 poems written by the world's greatest poets, some inspiring, some hilarious, and all memorable. Each delightful poem is preceded by an illuminating headnote. Among the poems included are classics, such as Schiller's "Ode to Joy," Wordsworth's "My Heart Leaps Up," Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life," and Dickinson's "'Hope is the Thing with Feathers." This collection includes many more captivating works that take as their exhilarating theme the limitless possibilities of human existence. Whether it's through inspired nonsense or insightful commentary, these poems will leave readers feeling happier and enriched for having read them.