Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 2nd Sunday of Christmas (Year B)

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:
Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

The Book of Sufi Wisdom
Rumi

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.
 
 
CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Wisdom
James McMichael

SNIPPET:

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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