This is a new weekly feature where we highlight 3 poems from a recent collection of poetry.
Since today is Eugene Peterson’s birthday, we are featuring his recent volume of poems.
If you struggle to read poetry, I recommend checking out this little essay I wrote on why poetry is important.
“Like a rich and carefully crafted dessert, one must savor a poem in order to enjoy it fully—its images, its context, its sounds. A good poem is hospitable, inviting us to sit for awhile and enter into a conversation. Poetry, however, does not come naturally for us in our times; it is a discipline to which we must commit ourselves.”
This week’s collection of poems is:
Holy Luck: Poems
Poem #1: The Lucky Poor