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 ***
I Cor. 1:18-25
When I have ceased to break my wings
Against the faultiness of things,
And learned that compromises wait
Behind each hardly opened gate,
When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange- my youth.
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
The Beginning of Wisdom
You have brought me so far.
I know so much. Names, verbs, images. My mind
overflows, a drawer that can’t close.
Unscathed among the tortured. Ignorant parchment
uninscribed, light strokes only, where a scribe
tried out a pen.
I am so small, a speck of dust
moving across the huge world. The world
a speck of dust in the universe.