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I ve never been a big fan of anthologies The sum never seems to equal the parts This is book is no exception It does contain some great poems Murray s touch is light Yetdoes this book rise above, is ituniversal than one woman s day book I don t think so. 808.81 P7449 2006 |READ EBOOK ♨ Poems to Live By in Troubling Times ♲ In this allnew sequel to the Beacon bestseller Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times, editor Joan Murray has once again gathered an astonishing group of poems that speak to our personal and shared concerns in a troubled time Poems to Live By in Troubling Times features works carefully selected and deftly organized to help guide us through the complexities of our current situation Included are poems that speak to our anxiety and terror rally our hope and courage warn us of complacency and complicity stir us to action and compassion lead us to question our leaders and politicians move us to meditation and prayer urge us to confront war and violence and give us hope for peace and justiceReaders will find wisdom to sustain them as they face difficulties in their individual lives or confront our common contemporary predicament These are not poems that provide easy answers or overheated rhetoric but poems that speak directly and deeply to the soul, from the most important and celebrated poets of our era