Kingdom — from “The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary Time”

The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary Time
By Hannah Eagleson

III. Kingdom

This riot of lilies and sparrows,
Of pearls and trees and
Fields and fishermen,
This topsy turvy jumble
Where mountains skip with joy
And children lead with a
This, the Kingdom

Uproots us from our desks,
Blows in and scatters
Our accounting,
And sets us dancing.


Note: Hannah Eagleson contributes to both the Emerging Scholars Network’s (ESN) Blog and The WellThe earlier pieces in her four part series The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary Time are Sparrows and LiliesMay you, as a fellow traveller, find rest and encouragement in The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary Time. To God be the glory! ~ Thomas B. Grosh IV, Associate Director of ESN, editor of ESN’s blog and Facebook Wall.

PS. If you have poems, essays, and/or reflections to share with Emerging Scholars, please email me.

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Hannah Eagleson

Hannah Eagleson is a writer/editor on staff with InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She edits ESN's collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar's Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.

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