Category Archives: Poetry

Hymnastics

A new site! Rev. Robert Mayes has started a new website devoted to his original hymn texts, translations, and HYMN TUNES, and he’s titled it Hymnastics

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Open Prairies Review

Today’s post is a review of Lutheran poet Ray Spitzenberger‘s (second to latest) book: Open Prairies: Poems of Reflection on a Life in Texas. Silly me, I thought I was reading his latest, but I got both books at the same time and opened the wrong one on my Kindle. <Shrug> So also be sure to check out his latest, Tanka Schön: Poems by a Texas Wend! 🙂 I hope to read (and review) it very soon myself.

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Emily Dickinson White

Hello! Today I’m happy to report I’ve learned about another living Lutheran author: Emily Dickinson White. She’s written three books for children: The Little Pearl (released just a few weeks ago), Bible ABC’s, and 26 Days of Devotions with Your Little One. 

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The Household Sonnets

Lutheran pastor and author Andrew Richard has released another project and you should love this one! The Household Sonnetsjust released this summer, takes household objects and, in sonnet form, presents them as prompts for religious devotion to Jesus!

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Tree of Life: Sixty Poems from Twelve Years

I’m pleased to tell you that Lutheran poet Kathryn Ann Hill has released another book, Tree of Life: Sixty Poems from Twelve Years!

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“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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