Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Second Sunday of Easter (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).

 
 

*** Revised Common Lectionary ***

Lectionary Reading:
Revelation 1:4-8

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Oh what a Grace is this
Emily Dickinson

Oh what a Grace is this,
What Majesties of Peace,
That having breathed
The fine—ensuing Right
Without Diminuet Proceed!

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

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

The Peace of Wild Things
Wendell Berry

SNIPPET:

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound

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