Poetry has grown on me lately. It’s hard to read others’ poetry and appreciate it like the author did when they wrote it, but I can like it for my own reasons.
Velvet Steel by John Piper is a collection of poems written for Noël Piper, his wife. You get to see the sweet, the serious, the painful, and the happy.
Here were some of the poems I especially liked:
- Just tell me when to pack
- Wo brennt die liebe immer fort
- Pity millionaires
- Paradise still cursed
- None but you
- This marriage: old or younger
- Going for Gold
- Take us to yourself together
Slow down when you read it; you’ll get to see more of a husband’s heart toward his wife.