Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – 2nd Week of Easter (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Lent Week 1

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 Peter 1:3-9

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Lost Joy
Emily Dickinson

I had a daily bliss
I half indifferent viewed,
Till sudden I perceived it stir, —
It grew as I pursued,

Till when, around a crag,
It wasted from my sight,
Enlarged beyond my utmost scope,
I learned its sweetness right.

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

 

 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

Wedding Poem
Ross Gay

SNIPPET:
… making me blush,
and rock up on my tippy-toes,
and just barely purse my lips
with what I realize now
was being, simply, glad,
which such love,
if we let it,
makes us feel.

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