“Like Last Leaf’s Fall”

1420169_74431045Missio is grateful to the good folks at The Living Church’s Covenant blog for posting a meditation today of Rowan William’s stunning poem, “Advent Calendar.”

In advance of our third week of #MissioAdvent postings, we recommend Christopher Yoder’s piece on Covenant today to you:

“Lord Williams of Oystermouth is inter alia an impressive poet and translator of poetry (especially from Welsh). His first collection of poems appeared twenty years ago and his latest collection (The Other Mountain) was published this fall. It’s an occupation that fits well with the deep concern for language and literature that runs throughout his theological writings, most recently displayed in his Gifford Lectures. And the writing of poetry suits priestly ministry. A few other English ecclesiastics have been pretty decent poets.

“Each Advent for the past several years, I’ve found myself returning to one of Williams’s poems, aptly titled “Advent Calendar.” To me the poem captures the mood of eschatological expectation that characterizes the season. “He will come,” is its constant refrain… [Read the rest here.]

Photo: Elan Ronen

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