Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – First Sunday of Advent ( 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:
Jeremiah 33:14-16

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Trees
Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

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

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

To Those Who Have
Lost Everything
Francisco X. Alarcon

SNIPPET:

crossed
in despair
many deserts
full of hope

carrying
their empty
fists of sorrow
everywhere

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