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: John 1:1-18
A Word is Dead
A WORD is dead
When it is said,
I say it just
Begins to live
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
Ode to Words
“And the word
It’s the bread
By which we live.
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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com