Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 19th Sunday After Pentecost (Year A)

Each week we carefully curate a collection of  poems that resonate with the lectionary readings for that week (Narrative Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary).
 
 

*** Revised Common Lectionary ***

Lectionary Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

The Wine Everlasting
Rumi

O babbler, while thy soul is drunk with mere date wine,
Thy spirit hath not tasted the genuine grapes.
For the token of thy having seem that divine Light
Is this, to withdraw thyself from the house of pride.

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

 
 


CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Late Ripeness
Czeslaw Milosz

SNIPPET:

Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year,
I felt a door opening in me and I entered
the clarity of early morning.

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