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).
*** Narrative Lectionary ***
How countlessly they congregate
O’er our tumultuous snow,
Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
When wintry winds do blow!—
As if with keenness for our fate,
Out faltering few steps on
To white rest, and a place of rest
Invisible at dawn,—
And yet with neither love nor hate,
Those stars like some snow-white
Minerva’s snow-white marble eyes
Without the gift of sight.
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
Sarah Considers the Stars
After Abraham fell asleep,
she pulled her cloak
around her shoulders
and walked out to stare
at the night. Stars collected
in the crevices of mountains.
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I have often included poetry in my sermons, so I think this new effort is a wonderful idea!