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.
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