The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary Time
By Hannah Eagleson
Pulling into the driveway,
Late (of course) â€“
Gathering my backpack, change, glasses, groceries,
Hoarding scraps of time,
Clutching each moment
Like a miser
And hoping for enough â€“
I see (not there the day before)
A daylily, sprinkled with warm brown,
Sprawled in vast orange leisure
Against the green of my hedge.
Hannah Eagleson, a contributor to both theÂ Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) BlogÂ andÂ The Well, began her four seriesÂ The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary TimeÂ withÂ Sparrows. May you find the whole series a blessing throughout the day. To God be the glory!Â ~ Thomas B. Grosh IV, Associate Director ofÂ ESN, editor of ESNâ€™sÂ blogÂ andÂ Facebook Wall.
PS. If you have poems, essays, and/or reflections to share with Emerging Scholars, please emailÂ me.
Update: 10/22/2013, 7:23 AM.
About the author:
Dr. Hannah Eagleson loves building the ecosystem Christian scholars need to flourish and create positive impacts, in the university and beyond. She is Associate Director of InterVarsityâ€™s Emerging Scholars Network, a digital first ministry serving thousands of early career Christian scholars. Dr. Eagleson launched the ESN student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation annual faith and science conference. She is the editor of *Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored* (Hendrickson, 2019), and the one-semester guidebook *Scholarâ€™s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics* (InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network, 2021), with design by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard. She also launched the Scholar's Compass online devotional series in her previous role as ESN Editor. Dr. Eagleson holds an MA from St. Johnâ€™s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.