More witty and stylish poetic therapy for the Venus and Mars generation.
This is an anthology designed to help you get through the stresses of modern life. For rapid and effective relief around the clock, 24-7, without side effects, try a poem – for whatever time of day (or night), you can be sure that some poet has been there too.
To help you find the right poem at the right time the book is arranged like a book of hours. Starting with ‘Getting Up’, it then moves on to those other morning traumas: ‘Stepping On The Scales’ and ‘Looking In the Mirror’.
As the day moves on there are sections covering everything from ‘Office Politics’ to the ‘School Run’. And if by 5 pm your head is throbbing, dip into the poems in the ‘Take 5’ section and let the world recede. By the end of the day you may wish to aim straight for the poems in the ‘Going Home’ section, but if you are intent on veering from the straight and narrow then turn to the ‘Behaving Badly’ poems and you’ll find you’re in good company. For anyone who feels vaguely guilty about settling down in front of the TV instead of taking café society by storm then turn to the poems in the ‘Not Tonight’ section.
The poems here include both classics and works by contemporary poets.