Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Eleventh 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 ***

Lectionary Reading:
Psalm 103:1-8

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Beauty crowds me till I die
Emily Dickinson

Beauty crowds me till I die
Beauty mercy have on me
But if I expire today
Let it be in sight of thee –

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

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

To Live in the Mercy of God
Denise Levertov

SNIPPET:

To lie back under the tallest
oldest trees. How far the stems
rise, rise

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