Because we love poetry, and because it is National Poetry Month after all, I thought I would share some of our favorite poetry books during the month of April.
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The much-loved poetry books that I've shared here and here are children's books (although I don't think you have to be a child to enjoy either!), but today I'm going to tell you one of my favorite poem books for adults—Mountain Breezes.
I dearly love this collection of poems by Amy Carmichael, missionary to India. It is full of inspirational gems! I have never read through all of the poems in this book...there are just so many! I'll tell you the slightly strange way that I approach this book. I begin reading a section until I find a poem that speaks to a deep place in my heart. Then I highlight the title of the poem, both where the poem is within the book, and also in the index. I do this so that I can easily find a poem when I try to look back at it at a later time. I have memorized several of these poems...they are so worthy of the effort.
You may remember me posting these:
Today, I'll share with you one of the first poems in Mountain Breezes that caught my attention.
FACE TO FACEAmy Carmichael
O Love Divine, if we can seeIn our beloved so dear a grace,When Love unveils, what will it beTo see Thee face to face?