Roger Housden has compiled an absolutely wonderful collection of love poems in Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage: And One to Save It. Between each poem, Housden writes an essay that gives some background on the poet and the poem. The book is broken down in six categories: The Joy, The Journey, The Work, The Love, The Union, and The Saving Grace. Overall, this is an excellent complication of poetry that deals specifically with all phases of marriage.
Review by Tiffany Talks Books
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.
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.
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.
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