Right now I’m reading Luci Shaw’s Harvesting Fog as the (probable) book for my book review assignment in my Creating Poetry class this semester. It’s wonderful. It’s a way of seeing the Divine in the commonplace. It’s refreshing. I find in my fast-paced life, taking time to discipline myself—and yes, it is at times hard work because I don’t want to slow down my mind to engage—to read poetry is more crucial now—perhaps especially for Christians—then perhaps in any era prior to ours.
Question: Who are the poets you enjoy? What do you like about their work? Sound quality? Opportunity for reflection? Playfulness?