With the dawn of Advent and a new church year, we’ve revamped our weekly post of poetry that resonates with the lectionary readings for that week (Narrative Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary).
*** Revised Common Lectionary ***
Lectionary Reading: Isaiah 9:1-4
I went to look for Joy,
Slim, dancing Joy,
Gay, laughing Joy,
And I found her
Driving the butcher’s cart
In the arms of the butcher boy!
Such company, such company,
As keeps this young nymph, Joy!
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
The Last Hour
out of the darkness
a muscled trunk,
each clenched limb
and the difficult tips
of a plain mesquite
over the hard ground
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