Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Eighth Sunday After Pentecost (Year C)

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:
Colossians 3:1-11

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Colossians 3:3
George Herbert


My words and thoughts do both express this notion,
That Life  hath with the sun a double motion.
The first Is  straight, and our diurnal friend,
The  other  Hid,  and doth obliquely bend.
One life is wrapped In flesh, & and tends to earth:
The other winds towards Him, whose happy birth
Taught me to live here so, That  still one eye
Should aim and shoot at that which Is on high:
Quitting with daily labour all My pleasure,
To gain at harvest an eternal Treasure.

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

 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

truth
Gwendolyn Brooks

SNIPPET:

And if sun comes
How shall we greet him?

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