Poetry has always been a thing within the religious world – dating back at least as far as the prophet Moses who contributed some of the Psalms included in the Old Testament. But, for a long time, it’s felt like there’s been a lower view of this form of writing. That is until more recently when “famous” poets have begun to have their poetry published again. I guess that opens up the door for religious poetry again, as well, by indie authors and mainstream alike.
Your Words Your World, written by Louise Bélanger is one example of this influx of religious poetry. I had the privilege of reviewing this book for the Roost and am happy to report that it truly is a lovely collection of works by a woman with a creative, imaginative mind.
I particularly enjoyed her poem “The Contest.” This piece has much whimsey and beauty while also presenting a message of hope and unity in a fun way. I’ll admit it’s a little on the nose, but I’m okay with that in this particular case.
Most of the poems are overtly faith-based (Christianity), but some are more subtle. Folks looking for some good, encouraging, lovely, whimsical poems to brighten the day and lift the spirits will find promise in the collection of 28 poems.
Additionally, the photography included is lovely. Admittedly, stylistically I wouldn’t have made some of the choices she made in the presentation, but the images themselves are lovely and mostly well-framed. Some of the scenic shots in particular are some of my new favorites that I’m going to use for inspiration for my own amateur paintings.
If you’re looking for an encouraging, easy, and uplifting read within the Christian realm, this collection of religious poetry will hit the spot. It’s very floral and naturally based and hits on high points of low-stakes imagery surrounding challenging topics for a unique breath of fresh air into the painful world in which we currently live.
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.