Writing the Seasons

I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end…I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
(Ecclesiastes 3:10-11, 14)

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In 2012, I began the somewhat ambitious project of writing a poem for every day of Lent. To help ensure I actually saw it to completion, I announced it here and posted each poem as soon as it was written. I eventually edited and collated the poems as Length of Days, available from the Amazon Kindle store. It turned out to be such a good idea – and so much fun – that I decided to extend the whole project, and ended up writing a poem for every significant day in the Liturgical Calendar (except for St. Anne’s Day, because she didn’t exist). Every since then, I have become increasingly interested in the seasons of the Christian year and many of my poems deal with these different seasons in a variety of ways.

Here are some highlights for each season. Also, you can check out other posts for the seasons by looking each one up under “Categories” on the home page. May you too be blessed by seeing God’s abundant faithfulness in every season on earth.

Advent

Too Much Light: Poems for Advent and Christmas

Christmas

Earth’s Carol

The Lord Our King

Diadem

Epiphany

Childhood: After Peter Steele’s “Star Man”

My Son: For the 1st Sunday After Epiphany

Radiance

Epiphany: To An Unknown Painter

Lent

Remember Our Dust

Length of Days

Easter

Resurrection

Rise

Easter Sunday

Imago: For David Malouf

Pentecost

Wind in the Valley: Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost

The Second Sunday After Pentecost

Dwelling Place

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