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

The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary Time
By Hannah Eagleson

II. Lilies

Pulling into the driveway,
Late (of course) –
Gathering my backpack, change, glasses, groceries,
Hoarding scraps of time,
Clutching each moment
Like a miser
And hoping for enough –

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 the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) Blog and The Well, began her four series The Kingdom: Poems for Ordinary Time with Sparrows. May you find the whole series a blessing throughout the day. 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.

Update: 10/22/2013, 7:23 AM.

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Hannah Eagleson

Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still 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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