I confess to being a complete philistine when it comes to poetry.
For someone who likes to read so much, I’ve found my aversion difficult to understand and have attributed it to uninspiring teachers of English Language from school days.
However, I was recently introduced to a series of books edited/authored by Roger Housden. Ten Poems to Change Your Life is the first of these.
Mr Housden takes ten poems and brings them to life with his narrative and explanations. His love of poetry and his willingness to give the reader tantalising glimpses into his own life is a real treat.
If you, like me, have previously struggled to appreciate the poetic form of the written word I urge you to borrow or buy a copy of this book. I think you’ll find it makes all the difference…..it has certainly removed a mental block which existed for me!