Poems for All Saints Day!

November 1, 2014 — 2 Comments

 

Poems - St. Francis

I’ve been on a poetry kick recently, so I thought it would be fun to comb our archives for poems by and about saints…

Here are the poems that I found:

*** Also, Recommended Stories of the Saints

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Vachel Lindsay
(1879-1931)

Would I might wake St. Francis in you all,
Brother of birds and trees, God’s Troubadour,
Blinded with weeping for the sad and poor;
Our wealth undone, all strict Franciscan men,
Come, let us chant the canticle again
Of mother earth and the enduring sun.
God make each soul the lonely leper’s slave;
God make us saints, and brave.

Others:

Surely there are other favorite poems by/about saints that are not included on this list…

What others would you include?

 






 
  • Michael Anthony Howard

    “God make us saints, and brave.” As we say in Kentucky: “That there’ll preach!”

  • erbks

    Yeah, that poem is one of my favorites!