Ten Poems to Set You Free


      Ten Poems to Set You Free
Ten Poems to Set You Free inspires you to claim the life that is truly yours In today s 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 Housden s 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 Housden s favorites, Rumi, Mary Oliver, and Naomi Shihab Nye His luminous essays on the poems show us how to integrate the poets truth into our own lives.Roger Housden s love of poetry and life leaps from every page so 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 can one ask New Download Books Ten Poems to Set You Free author Roger Housden – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Roger Housden is the author of some twenty books of non fiction, including the best selling Ten Poems series His new book, SAVED BY BEAUTY ADVENTURES OF AN AMERICAN ROMANTIC IN IRAN, comes out on May 17 2011 with Broadway Books.

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  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Ten Poems to Set You Free
  • Roger Housden
  • English
  • 03 May 2018
  • 1400051126

10 thoughts on “ Ten Poems to Set You Free

  1. says:

    If I had to choose a series of books as my all time favorite, it would be Roger Housden s Ten Poems to.I ve discovered my all time favorite poet Naomi Shihab Nye because of these books He chooses the most exquisite, sublime, challenging and inspiring poetry, and his commentaries are superb, analysis that truely gets into the marrow of a poem This is the perfect series, the perfect gift boxed set of Roger Housden s Ten Poems will be life changing and I don t use that word lightly If I had to choose a series of books as my all time favor...

  2. says:

    All these Ten Poems to are solid, but they ll also be hit or miss since they truly are one man s opinion This collection deserves credit for being very diverse in topics, authors and tone of the poetry I found a poem that I really connected with, and I think most readers will share my ...

  3. says:

    This anthology stands out to me because of Roger Housden s commentary on the poetry His honest and straight forward manner in sharing his own story makes me look deeper at my own personal life story and inquire into it It makes the poetry into medicine for my soul.

  4. says:

    All of Roger Housden books of poetry have an indepth review of the poem and how it affects his life I found his reviews helpful in appreciating the poet and the poem.

  5. says:

    This niche title uses vocabulary as vehicles for self help As in his previous Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again, Housden expands on the work of poets both well known e.g., Thomas Merton and obscure e.g., Anna Swir , with an eye toward improving oneself Housden s ardor for verse it is the spark, the f...

  6. says:

    Housden selects ten poems that resonates with setting your life free Each poem echoes this thought The selection of poems and poets is excellent David Whyte Love asks us to offer up our heart for breaking Jane Hirschfield nurtures us with I want the waythe water sees without earsshivers Without fill or fearat the gentlest touch Mary Oliver questions us Listen are you breathing just a a little and calling it a life The Layers by Stanley Kunitz, So Much Happiness by Naomi Shabab Nye, Housden selects ten poems that resonates with setting your life free Each poem echoes this thought The s...

  7. says:

    While I have read most of Housden s other 10 Poems collections as well as his other collections and have liked them all, I liked his essays in this fine small collection best of all Especially remarkable is the essay on Anna Swir s Thank You, My Fate In this essay,than any other of his writings, I felt that Housden s reactions to the poem were deeply felt, profoundly important to him, and, most of all, most beautifully expressed in his writing intimate revelations personal yet While I have read most of Housden s other 10 Poems collections as well as his other collections and have liked them all, I liked his essays in this fine small collection best of all Especially remarkable is the essay on Anna Swir s Thank You, My Fate In this essay,than any other of his writings, I felt that Housden s reactions to the poem were deeply felt, profoundly important to him, and, most of all, most beautifully expressed in his writing intimate revelations personal yet universal His insight, By contrast, sensations alone however orgasmic ultimately fail to deliver the goods.To skim the surface of life, however, is likely to leave us on our own, and, ultimately, lonely, p 112 reflects the thinking of not only the poet but also of Husden w...

  8. says:

    The first of the ten poems to books I ve read I found it on the shelf at my library and decided I d give it a go I m a bit intimidated by poetry In a similar way to how I m intimidated by cryptic crosswords A fear of Am I smart enough I guess Anyway, that s about me not the book, but gives context I enjoyed this poem and essay approach Illustrating points by introducing other poems Describing interpretations As other reviews have said it s unlikely that all ten poems will resonate The first of the ten poems to books...

  9. says:

    The poems in this little collection spoke to me, as did the author s responses to each poem The poems are poignant, inspiring, and insightful Housden has also written other Ten Poems To books I will be looking for them Housden s responses to the poems are both personal and worldly...

  10. says:

    The title had me very worried that this would be cheesy Then there s my own historical distaste for poetry I m happy to say this book conquered both This editor author helped me understand and appreciate poetry in ways I never have, and in small bite sized pieces, which was perfect for me ...

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