Ten poems to last you a lifetime

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The fourth volume in the popular series that began with Ten Poems to Change Your Life, Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime focuses on what it means to be truly human. In it, Roger Housden offers us poems on life and death, happiness, seeing ourselves in relation to the world, and, of course, the ineffable—the things that really matter when the chips are down. He describes these passionate poems as “bread for the soul and fire for the spirit.” The poets Housden has chosen are Billy Collins, Hayden Carruth, Dorianne Laux, James Wright, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Mary Oliver from the United States, D. H. Lawrence and John Keats from England, Rainer Maria Rilke from Germany, Fleur Adcock from New Zealand, and Seng-Ts’an from sixth-century China. And yes, that adds up to eleven, not ten. Housden decided to include a bonus poem for his faithful readers in this, the final volume of the series. As before, Housden’s luminous essays provide an elegant and easy passage into the sometimes daunting world of poetry, enabling readers to feel that in him they have found a trusted guide and mentor.
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table_of_contents My life / by Billy Collins -- Ecstasy / by Hayden Carruth -- Weathering / by Fleur Adcock -- Sunset / by Rainer Maria Rilke -- For the sake of strangers / by Dorianne Laux -- Song of a man who has come through / by D.H. Lawrence -- Lying in a hammock at Wilpine Island, Minnesota / by James Wright -- The art of disappearing / by Naomi Shihab Nye -- The mind of absolute trust (excerpt) / by Seng-Ts'an -- When death comes / by Mary Oliver.
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