Sounding the Seasons
by Malcolm Guite
Poetry has always been a central element of Christian spirituality and
is increasingly used in worship, in pastoral services and guided
meditation. In Sounding the Seasons, Cambridge poet, priest and
singer-songwriter Malcolm Guite transforms seventy lectionary readings
into lucid, inspiring poems, for use in regular worship, seasonal
services, meditative reading or on retreat.
Already widely recognized,
Malcolm's writing has been acclaimed by Rowan Williams and Luci Shaw, two
leading contemporary religious poets. Seven Advent poems from this
collection will appear in the next edition of Penguins (US) Best
Spiritual Writing edited by Philip Zaleski, alongside the work of
writers such as Seamus Heaney and Annie Dillard. A section of practical
help and advice for using poetry creatively and effectively in worship
is also included.