The most popular Lifesaving Poems of 2015


Here is a list of the most-read Lifesaving Poems during 2015:


Mary Oliver, The Journey

UA Fanthorpe, Atlas

Ted Hughes, Wind

Derek Mahon, Everything is Going to be All Right

Simon Armitage, To His Lost Lover

Seamus Heaney, Night Drive

Rose Cook, Poem for Someone Who is Juggling Her Life

Naomi Shihab Nye, The Art of Disappearing

Charles Causley, Who?

Denise Levertov, The Secret

Brendan Kennelly, May the Silence Break

Carl Sandburg, Buffalo Dusk

Jane Kenyon, Let Evening Come

Julia Darling/The Psalmist, Chemotherapy/Psalm 102

Marie Howe, Prayer

Carol Ann Duffy, Words, Wide Night

Billy Collins, Morning

Galway Kinnell, St Francis and the Sow

Marin Sorescu, With Only One Life

Tomas Tranströmer, Alone


You can read a list of the most popular Lifesaving Poems of 2014 here, and the most popular poems of 2013 here.


Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful new year,



  1. Delighted to see Rose Cook’s simple and profound poem listed amongst all those international names! And I’m enjoying the book (though NA needs a new proofreader I think). I’ve recommended it widely.

    Warm wishes to you and your creativity for the year’s turning.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Roselle! I blame myself for the typos. I went over it a thousand times and they are still there, even after I took them out, some of them. Oh well. I’m so grateful to you for your support. As ever with best wishes, and for 2016, Anthony


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