Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation
“Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?” —Mary Oliver
This luminous anthology brings together great poets from around the world whose work transcends culture and time. Their words reach past the outer divisions to the universal currents of love and revelation that move and inspire us all. These poems urge us to wake up and love. They also call on us to relinquish our grip on ideas and opinions that confine us and, instead, to risk moving forward into the life that is truly ours.
In his selection, Roger Housden has placed strong emphasis on contemporary voices such as the American poet laureate Billy Collins and the Nobel Prize–winners Czeslaw Milosz and Seamus Heaney, but the collection also includes some timeless echoes of the past in the form of work by masters such as Goethe, Wordsworth, and Emily Dickinson.
The tens of thousands of readers of Roger Housden’s “Ten Poems” series will welcome this beautiful harvest of poems that both open the mind and heal the heart.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and RevelationGebruikersrecensie - Ron - Goodreads
I saw this book on the bookshelf at the library and thought I'd give it a read. As with most poetry collections, there are some winners and some losers. I did get me to buy a book of poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye and I'll look for books by Dorianne Laux, Mary Oliver, James Wright. Volledige recensie lezen
Review: Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and RevelationGebruikersrecensie - Kitty - Goodreads
Sometimes it is a relief to have an anthology instead of constant reading of tottering piles of books, magazines and an overwhelming sense of futility. And with a title, in brackets, "risking ... Volledige recensie lezen
WHEN DEATH COMES Mary Oliver
THE GATE Marie Howe
PEOPLE LIKE US Robert
OATMEAL Galway Kinnell
THIS ONLY Czeslaw Milosz
WHEN THE ONE I LOVE Hafez