by Wendell Berry
I don't know that I've ever read a book of poetry cover-to-cover before now, but I couldn't help but read every poem in A Timbered Choir. It is a collection of poems Wendell Berry wrote on Sunday morning walks between 1979 and 1997, with themes of nature, farming, community, God and the Sabbath.
Berry's words flow together so well, and yet the verses are accessible to common people--they're not lofty and overly metaphorical. These poems inspire readers to slow down, take a Sabbath rest, and notice the "small" miracles around us that reveal the awesome power and glory that is God.
I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy Wendell Berry's essays, as well as fans of Robert Frost, and any poetry lover who simply appreciates nature and/or farming.