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Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime Hardcover – October 26, 2004
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He is the author of twenty books on poetry, art, and travel,including the bestselling Ten Poems series which started in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life. His next book, due to be published by Sounds True in March 2014,is called Keeping the Faith Without a Religion. Roger emigrated to the United States in 1998 and now lives in Marin County, California.
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What could be truer than that?
Each poem is a small but mighty message in this power-packed 185-page little volume that deserves a place on your bedside table, or to be read, like the great now-deceased James Wright's poem, in a hammock where "the cowbells follow one another into the distances of the afternoon."
There's actually 11 poems (don't you just love bonus material):
My Life - Billy Collins
Ecstasy - Hayden Carruth
Weathering - Fleur Adcock
Sunset - Rainer Maria Rilke
For the Sake of Strangers - Dorianne Laux
Song of a Man Who Has Come Through - D. H. Lawrence
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
To Autumn - John Keats
The Art of Disappearing - Naomi Shihab Nye
The Mind of Absolute Trust (excerpt) - Seng-T
When Death Comes - Mary Olivier
His commentary is very personal and enlightening. If I have any negative criticism, it is that he sometimes belabors his personal life a bit too much. But be patient, he'll forge on and once caught in the poetry, leaves the personal behind.
I have written to him to ask him to please continue to write these books. I believe he has set a limit of six poetry books. Not nearly enough!! More!! More!!
commentary and insights to the mind and heart of a poetry
writer is extraordinary. This one is not only a winner, but
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I really enjoyed this book and purchased another for my daughter. It's a nice collection of poems and I enjoy Roger's commentaries.Published 20 months ago by M. Tilley
This is a great book with wonderful poems. I liked reading Roger's commentary on each poem. It's like being in a book group and hearing someone else's understanding of the poems.Published on January 26, 2013 by HardBellSound
I was at first giddy at the reading of this on my evening walks
stepping lightly over each word until the streetlamps weren't
enough. Read more