Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again by Roger HousdenEvery great poem invites us to step beyond what we know, what we think we can dream or dare. Great poetry is a catalyst for change: a change of mind, a change of heart, a change of life- and yes, over and over, again and again, with each new reading, and each new phase of our journey.
That’s why poetry is dangerous. It gives voice to our unspoken dreams; it is a mirror to our own deepest joys, desires, and sorrows. It can tip us over into a new life, into a new way of seeing and being, that a moment ago we might even have had no words for.
In this new volume of his Ten Poems series, Roger Housden takes ten great poems and in personal, intimate essays shows how they led him, and can also lead us, into a more deeply lived and examined life. Housden says, “Every one of the poems in this book has struck me a blow, a direct hit, each of them, into the heart of hearts. Every one of them, in its own way, has opened a door for me to go deeper into my own experience, my own longings, my own sorrows and joys, and into the silence that surrounds all of this, all of us, always.”
a poem that will change your perspective on life
10 Of The Best Poems About Life
To capture something that is so varied, but that binds us together as brothers and sisters in arms takes real skill and craft. Luckily for us, the best poets through the ages have penned many a classic and beautiful verse to help us understand — nay decipher — life in all its glory. Here are 10 of the most deep and meaningful poems about life. Some long, some short, some famous, some less so. If viewing on a mobile device, we recommend turning the screen landscape to ensure correct formatting of each poem as you read it. Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!
Happy National Poetry Month! When I was in high school, I was madly in love with a boy who was madly in love with someone else. He sent her a copy of the e. I decided being jealous of a brilliant writer would be way more productive than pining for a boy who sent beautiful poems to other girls. Without a shadow of a doubt, one poem stands out taller than the rest for not only making me fall in love with poetry, but for solidifying that it truly was ok for my mind to work a bit differently than some of the people I was surrounded by. I read it, and I related in a way that planted a seed in me that made me want to write something, anything, that someone else could find themselves in. I have always written for myself, as a way to vent out things that felt trapped inside, but for the first time I was able to see poetry as a vehicle to help other people vent things that might be stuck in them as well.
Sometimes it comes slow, sometimes it bursts forth suddenly, but springtime always makes its entrance in one way or another. After months of shorter days, colder weather, and death and decay all around us, our entire world is bursting forth into buds and blooms before our eyes. Not only are we constantly in a cycle of changing seasons, but we all experience our own seasons of change, as well. There are times in your life when you fall in love for the first time, start the job of your dreams, move to a new city, and start your own family. It might come slowly, or things might change before you know it, but we all get second chances and third and fourth in life to dust ourselves off and try again. Time is meaningless, after all. As long as you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
Some of these poems have been claimed by readers to be life-changing. An example is The Wage by Jessie B. Rittenhouse. Though short, it contains deep.
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2. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
I always thought life would be just as I wanted it for me. I just let it happen without a plan and I would proceed as I began. The unexpected changes came along, unprepared for them like notes with no song. The growth came slowly on every day and routine tasks paved my way. I stumbled more times than just a few. But no one's pavement is a smooth walk through. You carry the cross placed on your shouder.
Before we could read, he would read it to us, and once we began reading he encouraged us to practice by reading it aloud to him at night. The second stanza is the first part of anything I ever memorized. Dad not only had us read from it, but would ask us what we thought it meant. It's got such a beautiful message of how to deal with life and those around you, how to temper yourself but not lose your joy. When I was a kid, my dad would change the last line for me and my sister to 'and what's more, you'll be a woman my daughter' and that just meant the world to me because yes, you can do all these things that a century ago made you a 'man' but you can own them as a woman. For me, it's a perfect metaphor for feeling stuck in life, and learning how to push past that feeling.
You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab. Link to read me page with more information. I love poetry. Poets save me with their truth-telling, getting-right-to-it, you-are-not-alone ways. And lately, I've begun to feel like we need them more than ever before. Here are 13 poems that just might change your life.