Poetry, VOLUME 12

Lectionary Poetry – Advent Week 3 (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Advent

With the dawn of Advent and a new church year this coming weekend, we are launching a new feature on our website, a weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Revised Common Lectionary).

Lectionary Reading:  Isaiah 35:1-10  

 
 

Appalachian Elegy
bell hooks

Found in:
Apalachian Elegy


SNIPPET:
the hoe the hope
ancestral rights
to turn the ground over
to shovel and sift
until history
rewritten resurrected
returns to its rightful owners
a past to claim
yet another stone lifted to
throw against the enemy
making way for new endings

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