Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost (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:
Psalm 37:1-9

 

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

The Violet
John Clare

I will not throw away the flower,
The little violet blue;
I pluck’d it in a lonely hour,
When she I loved was true.

Beside a hedge upon a hill,
All by itself it grew,
A type of her who loves me still,
In scent and colour true.

I’ll keep the blossom many hours,
Until it withered be;
A type of sweet and withered flowers,
But most of love, and thee.

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

 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

This Wonderful Opportunity
Cathy Song

SNIPPET:

May all beings, seen and unseen, be well, happy, and peaceful, including ourselves.
May there be peace in the world, peace in our hearts, peace in our minds.

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