By Roger Housden
In his assortment Risking Everything, Housden addressed love’s many features. Now, in Dancing with Joy, he assembles ninety nine poems from sixty nine poets that commemorate the various colours of pleasure. something could be a catalyst for pleasure, those poems exhibit.
For Wislawa Szymborska, the catalyst is a dream; for Robert Bly, being within the corporation of his ten-year-old son; for Gerald Stern, it's a grapefruit at breakfast; for Billy Collins, a cigarette. Dancing with Joy comprises English and Italian classical and romantic works; early chinese language and Persian verse; and poets from Chile, France, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and India, plus various modern American and English poets.
Whether thought is what you would like, or an confirmation of what's already cheerful in existence, Dancing with Joy is a welcome deal with for Housden’s a number of enthusiasts, in addition to a person trying to find sheer happiness, marvelously expressed.