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 ***
For Every Bird a Nest
For every Bird a Nest—
Wherefore in timid quest
Some little Wren goes seeking round—
Wherefore when boughs are free—
Households in every tree—
Pilgrim be found?
Perhaps a home too high—
The little Wren desires—
Perhaps of twig so fine—
Of twine e’en superfine,
Her pride aspires—
The Lark is not ashamed
To build upon the ground
Her modest house—
Yet who of all the throng
Dancing around the sun
Does so rejoice?
*** This poem is in the public domain,
and may be read in a live-streamed worship service.
The Seven Deadly Sins – Pride
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Lectionary Poetry is wonderful! Three cheers for those who are behind this project! How can I read this week by week? What is the link? Is there a book? An e-book? A web-site?
Peter, Glad that you appreciate this project!
The Lectionary Poems are included in our free, weekly e-newsletter. You can sign up for that here: https://englewoodreview.org/enewsletter/
An ebook for Year A is in the works, and should be available this fall, prior to Advent. Print books may be available eventually, but we’re still sorting out the legal red-tape around publishing poetry.