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Lectionary Poetry – Lent Week 2 (Year A)

Lectionary Poetry Lent Week 1

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: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

 
 

The Sacrifice of Isaak
Scott Cairns

Found in:
Poems of Devotion:
An Anthology of Recent Poets

 

SNIPPET:

Just outside time’s arch embarassment — in the spinning swoon of the I Am — the boy is bloodied still upon the rock, the man fallen upon him, left with nothing but his extreme, his absolute, his dire obedience.
 

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