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Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage

And One to Save It
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
January, 2014
ISBN:
9781611800791
Quantity: 
1
$14.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Poems can teach us in ways that surpass other forms of understanding, especially when the subject concerns matters of the heart. When the heart’s whispers are too faint for us to hear in ordinary ways, poetry can speak to us with another kind of eloquence.

There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.
                                                           —Leonard Cohen

From the leap of joy that a couple takes on their wedding day to a fiftieth wedding anniversary that acknowledges the deep connection that a life together can bring, marriage takes us on a journey that passes through seasons and stages, peaks and valleys. This book honors that journey through twenty poems that celebrate and illuminate some of these major stages and provides not only inspiration for the journey but also solace and wisdom.

Among the poets included are Rumi, Jane Hirshfield, Kahlil Gibran, D.H. Lawrence, David Whyte, Clare Shaw, Hafiz, William Shakespeare, Robert Bly, Wendell Berry, and Fran Landesman. Roger Housden, the author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life and other titles in that series, provides essential insights into the poems, creating a collection of reflective prose and poetry that makes this an inspirational guidebook as much as a volume of poetry.

What is it that men and women leave?
Harder than wrens’ doing, they have
to abandon their longing for the perfect.
The inner nest not made by instinct
will never be quite round,
and each has to enter the nest
made by the other imperfect bird.
                                                                         —Robert Bly

In Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage, Roger Housden offers poems and essays that will give voice to your heart, offering up words and wisdom not just for special occasions but to act as friends and guides to refer to throughout the life of a marriage.

Among Roger Housden’s other titles are Ten Poems to Open Your Heart and Ten Poems to Say Goodbye.

Publisher’s Description: 

A companion in poetry and prose along the journey of love and marriagefrom the author of the bestselling Ten Poems series.

Poems can teach us in ways that surpass other forms of understanding, especially when the subject concerns matters of the heart. When the hearts whispers are too faint for us to hear in ordinary ways, poetry can speak to us with another kind of eloquence.

From the leap of joy that a couple takes on their wedding day to a fiftieth wedding anniversary that acknowledges the deep connection that a life together can bring, marriage takes us on a journey that passes through seasons and stages, peaks and valleys. This book honors that journey through twenty poems that celebrate and illuminate some of these major stages and provides not only inspiration for the journey but also solace and wisdom. Roger Housden, the author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life, provides essential insights into the poems, creating a collection of reflective prose and poetry that makes this an inspirational guidebook as much as a volume of poetry.

In Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage, Roger Housden offers poems and essays that will give voice to your heart, offering up words and wisdom not just for special occasions but to act as friends and guides to refer to throughout the life of a marriage.

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