If, perchance, there are any dear Mamas (or Papas..or teens for that matter…) that delight in poetry as much as I do…

I am sharing here a lovely resource. (from the introductory post in the series)

Malcom Guite is new to me.

Each day this advent, a post is featured based around a poetry piece, complete with an audio link where it can be listened to…which is just lovely. There is also a featured corresponding piece of artwork with spiritual reflection.

These posts are featured as a companion to an “in the flesh book” by the author Malcom Guite. The book features literary analysis and spiritual reflection.

From Amazon:

Advent is a season of waiting and anticipation in which the waiting itself is strangely rich and fulfilling. Poetry can help us fathom the depths of Advent’s many paradoxes: dark and light, emptiness and fulfilment, ancient and ever new.

For every day from Advent Sunday to Christmas Day and beyond, the bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions and offers incisive seasonal reflections on it. In the spirit of the season, he blends the familiar and the new, ranging from from spiritual classics such as Edmund Spenser, John Donne, George Herbert and Christina Rossetti, to contemporary voices Luci Shaw and Scott Cairns.

O, just to listen to some very favorites in British accent! It is delicious!

 

Keeping Christmas,

Rebecca