Ten Poems to Set You Free inspires you to claim the life that is truly yours. In todayas world it is deceptively easy to lose sight of our direction and the things that matter and give us joy. How quickly the days can slip by, the years all gone, and we, at the end of our lives, mourning the life we dreamed of but never lived. These ten poems, and Roger Housdenas reflections on them, urge us to stand once and for all, and now, in the heart of our own life. This volume brings together the voices of Thomas Merton, David Whyte, the Basque poet Miguel de Unamuno, Anna Swir from Poland, Stanley Kunitz, the Greek poet C. P. Cavafy, and Jane Hirshfield, as well as three of Housdenas favorites, Rumi, Mary Oliver, and Naomi Shihab Nye. His luminous essays on the poems show us how to integrate the poetsa truth into our own lives. Roger Housdenas love of poetry and life leaps from every pageaso much so that his readers feel they have found a guide and mentor through the extraordinary Ten Poems series. He has opened the eyes and hearts of many, not just to the power of poetry, but to the truth and beauty of the life of the soul. What more can one ask? From the Hardcover edition.Sometimes I know what it feels like to stand in the center of my life and other times I forget. I lose myself in concerns and ... The essays that follow them are a response to the poems from my own life experience. Poetry, like anything else, is noanbsp;...
|Title||:||Ten Poems to Set You Free|
|Publisher||:||Harmony - 2003-12-30|