Waiting on the Word: Advent Poetry

Waiting on the Word

Waiting on the Word

As we approach the first Sunday of Advent, I thought I would repost this link to my Advent anthology Waiting on the Word. This Anthology offers the reader a poem a day throughout Advent and on through Christmas and Epiphany. I also offer a little reflective essay to go with each poem, which I hope will help the reader to get into the depths of the poem more easily and will draw out some of the Advent Themes and the way the poems link to each other. The book works entirely as a stand-alone thing and could be used privately or in groups, but I have also be recorded each poem and will post a recording of my reading of that day’s poem for each day of Advent on this blog, so that readers of the book who wish to, can also hear the poem being read. Readers of this blog can of course also enjoy hearing the poems, and might like to get hold of the book (which is also on Kindle) so that they can follow along the text and read the interpretive essay.

I will also repost the daily recordings each accompanied by an original painting from the talented Linda Richardson, who created a book of images to reflect on each poem whilst she was using the book devotionally, and has kindly agreed to share those pictures with us. Do join us on the journey via the pages of the book and the pages of this blog.



Filed under christianity, literature, Theology and Arts

7 responses to “Waiting on the Word: Advent Poetry

  1. junebug150@aol.com

    Thanks..l so enjoy your voice of the readings… looking forward to th

  2. Sally Phalan

    Hi Malcolm, Sally and Tim here, your fans from Ireland, still greatly nourished and inspired by your work! This year we bought three of your books and have greatly enjoyed them – we read “Mariner” aloud together, a fascinating journey; we were late starting “Word in the Wilderness” but enjoyed it so much that we made sure to get “Waiting on the Word” in good time for Advent. We have chewed and digested Herbert’s lovely poem today and were delighted to get your email, reminding us that we will be able to listen to the poems being read by you (and you read beautifully) as well as following Linda’s journey through images – only thing is, you didn’t present the first poem today – however we went on your site and picked it up from last year. Thank you again, and thanks to Linda, a great start!

    • Sally Phalan

      Oops, the poem didn’t come to me in your email today, nor did the email contain a link so I went to Google – but I see that you did post the blog entry above today, not last year! Sally

  3. Sally Phalan

    Again, sorry, the site took me from 2016 to 2017 to make the comment, but I had to find the poem by looking back.

  4. Damion

    Thank you for sharing your poems!

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