Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 15th Sunday After Pentecost ( Year B )

Lectionary Poetry

With the dawn of a new church year, we have launched a new feature on our website, a weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary).

 
 
*** Revised Common Lectionary ***

Lectionary Reading:
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

A Good Name
William Shakespeare

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.

*** This poem is in the public domain, 
  and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

a girl named Jack
Jacqueline Woodson

SNIPPET:
Good enough name for me, my father said
the day I was born.
Don’t see why
she can’t have it, too.

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