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Dancing with Joy: 99 Poemsby Roger Housden
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In his collection Risking Everything, Housden addressed loves many aspects. Now, in Dancing with Joy, he assembles 99 poems from 69 poets that celebrate the many colors of joy. Anything can be a catalyst for joy, these poems reveal.
For Wislawa Szymborska, the catalyst is a dream; for Robert Bly, being in the company of his ten-year-old son; for Gerald Stern, it is a grapefruit at breakfast; for Billy Collins, a cigarette. Dancing with Joy includes English and Italian classical and romantic works; early Chinese and Persian verse; and poets from Chile, France, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and India, plus a range of contemporary American and English poets.
Whether inspiration is what you need, or an affirmation of what is already joyful in life, Dancing with Joy is a welcome treat for Housdens numerous fans, as well as anyone looking for sheer happiness, marvelously expressed.
This inspirational collection of 99 poems includes works from English classical and romantic poets; early Chinese poet monks; poets from Turkey, Norway, Russia, and France; plus a range of contemporary American and English poets.
About the Author
ROGER HOUSDEN is the author of 17 books on cultural and creative themes, including Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living and the bestselling Ten Poems series. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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