Poetry, Uncategorized, VOLUME 7

Poems for All Saints Day!

All Saints Day Poems

I’ve been on a poetry kick recently, so I thought it would be fun to comb our archives for poems by and about saints…

Here are the poems that I found:

*** Also, Recommended Stories of the Saints

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Vachel Lindsay
(1879-1931)

Would I might wake St. Francis in you all,
Brother of birds and trees, God’s Troubadour,
Blinded with weeping for the sad and poor;
Our wealth undone, all strict Franciscan men,
Come, let us chant the canticle again
Of mother earth and the enduring sun.
God make each soul the lonely leper’s slave;
God make us saints, and brave.

Others:

Surely there are other favorite poems by/about saints that are not included on this list…

What others would you include?





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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


2 Comments

  1. Michael Anthony Howard

    “God make us saints, and brave.” As we say in Kentucky: “That there’ll preach!”