Poems to Open Your Heart
"Some people like poetry, and many, claiming they don't understand it, don't. Housden loves it. He says
poetry, like love, can open one's heart and
when the heart opens, we forget ourselves and the world pours in. The 10 fascinating poems about love that he presents here invite opening the heart, and he primes the pump, so to speak, by opening his heart and sharing a personal interpretation of each poem. His essays are moving, revealing, and beautiful even though or maybe especially because he isn't a poet himself.
... By discussing the imagery and sentiments in each poem in relation to his own loves and his life, he makes poetry accessible, helps others relate it to their lives, and makes them feel they would like to read more..."
Last Updated: 05/14/05
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My heartbreak was a foe
I could not face
I hadn't even the strength
to raise a white flag
With each turn I took to avoid it
It followed me
until I was surrounded
engulfed, trapped, with no place
left to turn.
I sent my heart away...more