Poetry

Lectionary Poetry – Third Sunday in Lent (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 63:1-8

 
 

CLASSIC POEM:

Feast
Edna St. Vincent Millay

I drank at every vine.
The last was like the first.
I came upon no wine
So wonderful as thirst.
I gnawed at every root.
I ate of every plant.
I came upon no fruit
So wonderful as want.
Feed the grape and bean
To the vintner and monger;
I will lie down lean
With my thirst and my hunger.

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

 
 

CONTEMPORARY POEM:

The Feast
Mary Ruefle

SNIPPET:

I have a goblet. I will share it with you.
Here is a table. The goblet is on it.
There is a goose. We will cook it with our breath—done—
and set it on the table. Now we have a goblet and a goose.
..

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