Just wanted to give a quick update on my lectionary project. I’ve completed four poems and am working on number five. I am up to Matthew chapter 3.
I decided that I’d reuse a poem as the first poem in the collection. This poem was written last year for advent and I read it for a worship service. I also took it to the writer’s workshop this last summer. After the workshop, I decided to change nothing and am now trying to make sure all the other poems in my lectionary project meet this standard.
Since we are approaching Christmas, I thought I’d share it again with you.
In the darkness of the soul,
the beating of angel’s wings.
Thundering silence waking hope.
The house speaks as
two sleepers breath for three,
in life giving rest.
Waking he hears the whispers of those who have gone before.
Grandfathers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Uncles,
all speaking future joys.
A stirring hand finds his,
in comfort and concern,
reminding him to paint baby’s room.
I am not a fast poet and I don’t write masses of poems each day. Each poem dances around the edges of my brain before suddenly exploding on the page. It’s a slow process and at the rate I am going, it’s going to take a couple of years to complete this collection.
Peace to you and yours,