How true is: 'Children do not know how their parents love them and they never will till the grave closes over those parents, or till they have children of their own.' New parents and grandparents who love literature will be charmed by this vibrant anthology of poetry and prose with themes such as joy, namings and blessings, sleepy love songs, families, mother love and father love.
New Life, An Anthology for Parenthood takes the reader through the big dipper emotions of parenthood - the joy, the puzzlement, the wonder, the comedy. It captures the love and the moments of despair. Contemporary voices mix with the great names of literature - from Dickens to Sylvia Plath - to record their sense of wonder. But also the nameless women who have sung to their children night after night in countries far and near contribute ravishing lullabies. It contains love songs to sing to the baby and games to play. Baby love, post-natal depression, the joy, the bad and good advice, and the sadness, it is all here. This is the book you will need in the still watches of the night to help you understand and appreciate this period of your life that will never return. It is a perfect collection for all new parents.