Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Epiphany Week 1 (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Advent

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 29

 
 

Angel at the Nativity
Tania Runyan

Found in:
Simple Weight

(Editor’s note: With the nativity fresh in our lectionary memories, this poem is a fitting link between that and the Psalm for this week. )

Oh, God, I am heavy
with glory. My head thunders
from singing in the hills.

This night will come once.
Enough bright lights.
Enough shouting
at the shepherds in the fields.

Let me slip into the stable
and crouch among
the rooting swine.
Let me close my eyes
and feel the child’s breath,
this wind that blows
through the mountains and stars,
lifting my weary wings.

Published here with the permission of the poet.
(c) Tania Runyan, 2010.
Published by FutureCycle Press, Lexington, Kentucky, 2010.


 
 

<<<<<< PREV. POEM  |
NEXT POEM >>>>>>


Bargain Theology Books

KEEP UP WITH ALL
THE LATEST BOOK NEWS!

Enter your email below to sign up for our weekly digest & choose a free ebook
from the four pictured ------> 

 
DOWNLOAD NOW


Comments are closed.