Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 3rd Sunday of Easter (Year B)


Each week we carefully curate a collection of  poems that resonate with the lectionary readings for that week (Narrative Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary).
 
 

*** Revised Common Lectionary ***

Lectionary Reading:
1 John 3:1-7

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Revelation
Robert Frost

We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

’Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

But so with all, from babes that play
At hide-and-seek to God afar,
So all who hide too well away
Must speak and tell us where they are.

*** This poem is in the public domain, 
  and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Revelation Hymn
A.M. Juster

Snippet:

To regather will, I embrace
my tin soul with timorous joy.
A new heaven and a new earth

have eclipsed the old, and the force
of fresh grace unsettles the world.
To regather will, I embrace

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