Category Archives: Poetry

“Here I Stand” Poem

How awesome is this? Jeffrey Kemper wrote a poem titled “Here I Stand” in commemoration of Luther standing before Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms on April 18, 1521. 🙂 And Lutheran Witness published it! Better and better! 😉

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Easter Poetry

Blessed Easter everyone! For my post today I thought I’d share some Easter poetry I found on the Internet. 🙂

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My Light and My Salvation

I have such very happy Holy Week news! Concordia Theological Theological Seminary (CLTS) of the Lutheran Church-Canada has published a new edition of My Light and My Salvation, the poetry of Rev. Kurt E. Reinhardt! Somehow this happened in January, and I missed it!

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The Well Read Poem

I try to stick pretty closely to Lutheran writers and topics on this blog, but I’ve found something I’m excited about by non-Lutherans and I’m sharing it anyway. 🙂 As you know, I fear poetry has slipped away to an unnatural, unhealthy degree. Well, maybe the new podcast, The Well Read Poem, will help to bring it back.

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Poetry books for Christmas

Yep, time for one of my period posts about how Lutherans ought to read more poetry. Mostly I want to remind you that Lutheran poetry is INCREASINGLY AVAILABLE! Buy poetry books for Christmas, especially Lutheran poetry books!

I know you may not have always liked the poetry taught in school, or the poetry you were forced to write in school, but poetry is language of the soul, folks. SIX ENTIRE BOOKS of the Bible are poetry: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations. It’s NOT A PASSING CRAZE!

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Rejoice, O Zion! Sing!

Yay yay yay! I’m especially excited to tell you about this new release: Alan Kornacki’s Rejoice, O Zion! Sing! Hymns for the Lutheran Service Book One-Year Lectionary and Other Occasions!

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Open Prairies

A new release from a Lutheran poet! Ray Spitzenberger has published another book of poetry, Open Prairies: Poems of Reflection on a Life of Texas!

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The Twenty-Third Transversed

Today’s post is inspired and fundamentally relies on the Twenty Third Psalm. This poem is an application and transversed wording in free verse for recent circumstances. (Transversed* means situated across something.) It’s a little less based on sheep & shepherd, but I hope it will comfort you with the Word of God applied to life and these days. 🙂 Let me know what you think.

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Pandemic Poetry & More

Ladies & gentlemen, I’ve had a few ideas. First off, I’d like you to consider whether pandemic poetry could be a service you offer to others. If so, you may want in on this project: a bunch of Lutheran poets working to put together a book of original poetry to publish here & possibly even a book on Amazon.

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A Poem for an Unprecedented Day

Today’s post is “A Poem for an Unprecedented Day” by Lutheran author and pastor Craig Stanford with a brief introduction from him.

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