As it evolves over time, marriage, like life, passes through seasons and stages, peaks and valleys. The book is organized by these stages of marriage, from the wedding day to the last days; these include: 'The Joy', 'The Journey', 'The Work', 'The Flame', 'The Union'.
As it evolves over time, marriage, like life, passes through seasons and stages, peaks and valleys. The book is organized by these stages of marriage, from the wedding day to the last days. Each section begins with an essay that reflects on the stage, followed by four poems that illuminate the experiences of marriage in ways that we can appreciate and understand, but may find difficult to express. oems reach us in ways that surpass other forms of expression, especially when the subject concerns matters of the heart. The prose and poetry here provide not only inspiration for the journey, but also support and wisdom.
Roger Housden is a writer, explorer of sacred traditions, and leader of contemplative journeys in the Sahara, India, and the United States. He gives inspirational talks on the theme of Sacred America and also public recitals of ecstatic poetry from the world's spiritual traditions. "Sacred America" is his eighth book. For information on his books, journeys, talks, and recitals, visit his Web site at , or e-mail [email protected]
"This book is a companion in poetry and prose along the journey of love and marriage. It is a song of praise to the love between two people, andto the commitment to that love demonstrated in marriage."