Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 17

Luke 1:46-55

Revolutionary Carol
A poem by Thomas John Carlisle

Like Hannah, Mary
knew how to sing
the topsyturvy upsidedownside
good news carol
for the poor and hungry,
victimized, oppressed.

At our eternal peril
we choose to ignore
the thunder and the tenor
of her song,
its revolutionary beat.

Thomas John Carlisle
Beginning with Mary (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1986)

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