Waiting on the Word: Advent Poetry

Waiting on the Word

Waiting on the Word

Having posted Christina Rosetti’s poem for Advent Sunday, 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. The poems and postings, resume on December 1st. 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.


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4 responses to “Waiting on the Word: Advent Poetry

  1. Brenda Bayne

    Hi Malcolm, I wondered if you might like to know that your book was used last night in the Durham Cathedral online Community of Prayer, of which I am a member. Canon Charlie read Christina Rosetti’s Advent Sunday and followed that with your reflection. Wonderful to hear it being used in this worldwide community of prayer. Much gratitude and well wishes Brenda


  2. Stephanie S (Koodaigirl)

    I look forward with anticipation!
    Thank you.
    Stephanie Stewart, Wales

  3. Pingback: Waiting on the Word: Advent Poetry – Nelson MCBS

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