Ten Poems for Difficult Times by Roger Housden

February 17, 2018

A collection of ten poems collated by Roger Housden to help us through difficult times by providing us with pieces that help us connect with our emotions, and gives a face to our collective struggles.

This was a very enjoyable read that I savoured over the last week, reading a piece every other night, and taking my time with the dialogue that followed. The introduction and his writings that follows each poem is easy to follow and a delight to read and at more than one point I felt that his words really hit just the right spot. It provides even those who are relative novices to poetry with information and insight about the piece, and how it resonates and fits within our world.

“But poetry reaches with its sounds and rhythms down below the realm of the conscious mind to awaken and nourish the imagination.”

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