Totally random revival of old thread that probably won't be revived for much longer after this:
I'm reading "Good Poems", the collection edited by Garrison Keillor, at the moment, and I'm really enjoying it. I especially enjoyed the section about God, not because of religion, but because something about being poetic about thankfulness really gives my Fi a warm fuzzy feeling.
An example of a poem I liked from it:
Lord Whoever, thank you for this air
I'm about to in- and exhale, this hutch
in the woods, the wood for fire,
the light-both lamp and the natural stuff
of leaf-back, fern, and wing.
For the piano, the shovel
for ashes, the moth-gnawed
blankets, the stone-cold water
stone-cold: thank you.
Thank you, Lord, coming for
to carry me here-where I'll gnash
it out, Lord, where I'll calm
and work, Lord, thank you
for the goddamn birds singing!
- "Poem in Thanks", Thomas Lux
You wouldn't think that ESTJs would like poetry, but we can. At least, I can. But it takes patience for me, and I really have to be in the right mood. And I'm picky about it.