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Joy by Christian Wiman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry, favorite-fiction

I cannot think of a better way to share the meaning and essence of joy than to compile a book of poems. Each poem is thoughtfully chosen by Christian Wiman, and although they aren't all necessarily ABOUT joy (some of the poems don't even mention the word), it's clear that each poem is rooted in the expression of joy.

The first chapters of the book include Mr. Wiman's ruminations on joy and how they are expressed in poetry. Even thought the poems speak for themselves, I don't think I would have enjoyed this book as much if it weren't for this introduction. Mr. Wiman's words are like poetry itself, and helped to frame the importance and significance of joy in life and art.
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Reading Progress

November 8, 2017 – Started Reading
November 8, 2017 – Shelved
November 8, 2017 – Shelved as: poetry
November 8, 2017 – Finished Reading
November 11, 2017 – Shelved as: favorite-fiction

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