“and if the world breaks down, I’ll be around.”
― Rod McKuen,
Anything straight from the heart should include the beautiful poetry of Rod McKuen. This was the first book of poetry that I ever read from cover-to-cover. It was in 1968 and I was a brokenhearted 18 year old. Reading this book was like a strong salve applied to an open wound. McKuen always exposed his open wounds and I’m sure he used his writings to heal them.