• Emotional Rescue: A Poetic Refuge

    What do you do when you are sad or struggling? I read poetry. In fact I can’t understand why one wouldn’t read poems then. People tell me, ‘oh I don’t really get poetry.’ It baffles me. If you don’t have poems or prayers ,what do you hold onto when the pain gets to be too much? When you aren’t strong enough to hold on any more. Poetry as therapy¬†exists, and Bibliotherapy is even being piloted on the National Health Service “The use of books as therapy in the treatment of mental or psychological disorders.” – Oxford English Dictionary I’ve compiled my own bibliotherapy shortlist for you. Scroll down and find…