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 ***
Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21
The Book of Sufi Wisdom
The book of Sufi wisdom
Is not written on the blank page,
But on a heart white as virgin snow.
Scholars pursue penmarks.
Sufis track footprints in the snow,
Like hunters tracing a musk – deer’s trail,
Until they breathe in the sweet scent
That the deer exudes from its navel,
And rush to catch their quarry.
Wisdom confides that
God’s around all. Inside all God holds,
Wisdom’s at the work of meaning for the faithful that there’s
good to be had,
if God’s heeded.
I wanted to be asleep so I wouldn’t go on making
God up out of the wind.
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