William Blake: Help me out here. i have his complete works and am not sure where to start.
I’ve read so little Blake that I just discovered that “To see a world in a grain of sand” is not a four line poem I had to memorize in high school, but the first four lines of “Auguries of Innocence.” So I just read the whole thing for the first time. I should probably read more Blake.
John Blase hasn’t been mentioned yet. Not sure why. I love <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>The Jubilee</span>.
I second (or third, or fourth) Mary Oliver.
Eugene Peterson, though not especially known for his poetry, has a poet’s heart. <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Holy Luck</span> is a nice little collection.
I have been slowly working my way through Isaac Watts’ collection: <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Psalms of David: Imitated in the Language of the Old Testament and Applied to the Christian State of Worship</span>. This is the collection from which we get Joy to the World. The language is old, and in my copy, the S’s and F’s look alike, so I am forced to slow down and pay attention.