April Reading: Velvet Steel

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
  • Roots
  • 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.

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