100 Poems to See You Through

A great anthology of poetry from Daisy Goodwin is to be published on 4th September– poems to see you through the toughest times chosen particularly for those affected by cancer. There are poems for all those moments, from diagnosis, treatment, and the various beyonds. The book is published in aid of our friends Maggie’s Centres. Daisy Goodwin’s mother Jocasta Innes and step-father Sir Richard MacCormac designed Maggie’s Cheltenham where we regularly send books for their reading group. Here’s a favourite poem of ours:

The Self-Unseeing

Here is the ancient floor,
Footworn and hollowed and thin,
Here was the former door
Where the dead feet walked in.

She sat here in her chair,
Smiling into the fire;
He who played stood there,
Bowing it higher and higher.

Childlike, I danced in a dream;
Blessings emblazoned that day;
Everything glowed with a gleam;
Yet we were looking away!



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