Poetry



A Liturgy of Thanksgiving at the Return of Joy

By The Rabbit Room

This week, we are grateful to share a liturgy from Douglas McKelvey’s upcoming Every Moment Holy, Vol. II: “A Liturgy of Thanksgiving at the Return of Joy.” You can now view the full text for the liturgy as well as a special reading from Rebekah Lyons.

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Ash Wednesday: An Image, A Song, A Liturgy

By The Rabbit Room

The first in a weekly, six-part Lenten series exploring themes of human frailty and suffering through music, story, and art. This week’s post features an image by Jamin Still, a song by Drew Miller, and a new liturgy by Doug McKelvey from Every Moment Holy, Vol. II.

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A Liturgy for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage or Stillbirth

By The Rabbit Room

This week, we are grateful to share a liturgy from Douglas McKelvey’s upcoming Every Moment Holy, Vol. II: “A Liturgy for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage or Stillbirth.” You can now view the full text for the liturgy as well as a special reading from Andrew Peterson.

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New Book of Poetry by Malcolm Guite: David’s Crown

By The Rabbit Room

Friend of the Rabbit Room, beloved poet, and honorary hobbit, Malcolm Guite, has just released a new book of poetry called David’s Crown, composed of 150 poems written in response to all 150 Psalms. We are huge fans of Malcolm and want to give you a few ways to connect with him and his work, including an upcoming webinar and a collection of “Spells in the Library” episodes on his YouTube channel.

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A Liturgy for Embracing Both Joy & Sorrow

By The Rabbit Room

This week, we are grateful to share a liturgy from Douglas McKelvey’s upcoming Every Moment Holy, Vol. II: “A Liturgy for Embracing Both Joy & Sorrow.” And not only is the text of the liturgy now available—Annie F. Downs has shared a special video reading of the liturgy as well.

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A Liturgy for Seasons of Uncertainty

By The Rabbit Room

We are grateful to get to share another new, timely liturgy from Douglas McKelvey’s upcoming Every Moment Holy, Vol. II: “A Liturgy for Seasons of Uncertainty.” And not only is the text of the liturgy now available—Kristyn Getty has shared a special video reading of the liturgy as well.

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A Lesson & A Carol

By The Rabbit Room

Merry Christmas from the Rabbit Room! Can you believe we’ve made it this far?

This Christmas is a complicated one, of course. We certainly wish you joy and merriment, and yet there are countless good reasons why you may not feel altogether cheerful. So on this Christmas Day, we’d like to offer you a lesson and a carol, so to speak—meaning, a poem by Andrew Roycroft and a song by Jess Ray, each of which speak specifically to where we find ourselves this Christmas.

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A Seasonal Elegy

By Andrew Roycroft

The significant moments of our lives are often etched on more than our calendars. Whether it is the sweet softness of a summer evening that wafts back to us the fragrance of some happy moment in the past, or the chill wind which stings our cheeks like old tears, the seasons give us the sense of where we have been and what we have faced before. Ask anyone who has had to face a significant loss, or had to bear a heavy cross, and part of the patchwork of their experience will be what the weather was doing, how long or short the days were, and how the air felt around them.

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The Molehill Podcast: When the Angel Stirred the Waters (feat. Jonathan Rogers, Jen Rose Yokel & Rebecca Reynolds)

By The Rabbit Room

Wherein Jen Rose Yokel reads her poem “When I See It” and her piece “Beneath the Flood,” Rebecca Reynolds reads her poems “Dear Students” and “The Farmer,” Jonathan Rogers reads his short story “When the Angel Stirred the Waters,” and Drew Miller thanks you for listening to Season 1 of The Molehill Podcast.

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The Molehill Podcast: The Integrated Imagination (feat. Andrew Peterson & Shigé Clark)

By The Rabbit Room

Wherein Shigé Clark reads her poems “The Origin of Wind” and “Love Is This,” Andrew Peterson reads “The Integrated Imagination” from his book Adorning the Dark, Drew Miller shares this week’s Word of Befuddlement (“spudgeon”), and we receive a special visit from Drew of the Future.

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The Molehill Podcast: Beech Grove (feat. Russ Ramsey & Chris Slaten)

By The Rabbit Room

Wherein Chris Slaten reads his poems “Conversation,” “The Right Time,” and “All Saints’ Day,” Russ Ramsey reads his piece “Beech Grove,” and Drew Miller shares the sixth Word of Befuddlement: grumpple.

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The Molehill Podcast: Cinnamon (feat. Janna Barber & Jonathan Rogers)

By The Rabbit Room

Wherein Jonathan Rogers reads his poems “Two Villanelles,” Janna Barber reads her piece Cinnamon, and Drew Miller shares the fifth Word of Befuddlement: soggage.

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