Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words

Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words

by Kim Rosen
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Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words by Kim Rosen

Can someone really be saved by a poem? In Kim Rosen's book, the answer is a re-sounding "Yes!" Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to an inner source of joy, freedom, and insight.

Whether you are a lover of poetry or have yet to discover its power, Rosen offers a new way to experience a poem. She encourages you to feel the poem as you might an affirmation or sacred text, which can align every level of your being.

In an uncertain world, Saved by a Poem is an emphatic call to cultivate the ever-renewable resources of the heart. Through poetry, the unspeakable can be spoken, the unendurable endured, and the miraculous shared. Weaving teaching, story, verse, and memoir, Rosen guides you to find a poem that speaks to you so you can take it into your life and become a voice for its wisdom in the world.

Inspirational audio download included! Featuring the voices of well-known authors reading a favorite poem and discussing its personal significance: Joan Borysenko, Andrew Harvey, Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, Grace Yi-Nan Howe, Robert Holden, Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Lesser, Thomas Moore, Christiane Northrup, Cheryl Richardson, Kim Rosen, and Geneen Roth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401926762
Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 990 KB

About the Author

Kim Rosen, MFA, is a spoken-word artist, a teacher of self-inquiry, and an award-winning poet. She has given poetry concerts, lectures, and workshops in venues from cathedrals to juvenile lockdown facilities. She has been on the faculty of Wisdom University, the Omega Institute, and Kripalu.


Fairfax, CA

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Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book opened up a whole new world for me. It is full of stories of how poetry has touched and changed individual lives, as well as making it accessible to the reader. It makes the world of poetry available to everyone. Very enriching...a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Puts her stuff down and sarts making her ed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is a significant addition to my library and CD is wonderful. I have repeatedly referred to Rosen's definition of learning "by heart" rather than "memorizing". Her practical application is amazing, inspiring. Book is interesting on many levels, especially as a teaching/learning tool.
blushing48 More than 1 year ago
This book "spoke" to me. It opened my eyes to the power of poetry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a person who has never cared for poetry this has been a wonderful revelation about poems! I have a new respect for poets and their work. Ms. Rosen writes conversationally and the book has opened my eyes to a whole new world. The CD that is included is informative including poems read by by various people, and how the poem has impacted their life. Some poems are included in the book, but it is much more ABOUT poetry and how to incorporate it into your life
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