[Poems] teach us what it means to be human. (Amy Julia Becker, writer, speaker)

Becker wrote, “Poetry is useless. Poetry is without use, but it is valuable. . . . Although [the words of a poem] may not provide or produce clothing or shelter or food, they nonetheless convey beauty and meaning, truth and transcendence.” What a wonderful blessing it is to have creative minds that provide comfort and often add beauty and challenge to life.

My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer (Psalm 45:1).