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Stressed, Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind (Paperback)

By Jonathan Bate (Editor), Paula Byrne (Editor)
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Can you be re-lit by poetry? This little book offers everyone one of the oldest of all remedies for stress: the reading of poetry.

Intended to help you endure some of your stressful moments and painful experiences, these poems tell us we are not alone. Returned again and again over the centuries by great imaginations are love and death and memory - remembrance of childhood joy, of happy days and beautiful places, of loved ones we have lost or feeling at peace and at one with the natural world. 'Stressed Unstressed' harvests an array of poems on such themes in the hope that they will speak to you when you are processing your worries or when you simply want to fill your mind with different, more positive thoughts.

Words can act as drugs, and on the bedside or in a waiting-room this little volume of poetry can help in all sorts of difficult circumstances. So here is a selection of new poems and old, enduring classics and forgotten gems. Next time you are feeling stressed or anxious, worried or sleepless, panicky or unable to cope, 'Stressed Unstressed' invites you to read a poem and join the thousands of others who have read and remembered and loved these poems - to form a very special community. This is bibliotherapy.

About the Author

Jonathan Bate is a well-known literary scholar.Paula Byrne is a best-selling author and Chief Executive of The Bibliotherapy Foundation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780008203863
ISBN-10: 0008203865
Publisher: William Collins
Publication Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English