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 ***
James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a
Gut eats all day and lechers all the night;
So all his meat he tasteth over twice;
And, striving so to double his delight,
He makes himself a thoroughfare of vice.
Thus in his belly can he change a sin:
Lust it comes out, that gluttony went in.
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
If only he could touch her,
Her name like an old wish
In the stopped weather of salt
On a snail. He longs to be