Canticle

Canticle

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Sing through the lathe of your mouth
Sing on the salt of your breath
Sing through the rigs of your lungs
Sing out your debts to the earth

Sing with the throat of a hawk
Sing in the slang of your blood
Sing from the kiln of your hope
Sing till the stones turn to bread

Sing like a prophet in chains
Sing at the crux of your fears
Sing holy glyphs with your hands
Sing what your tongue cannot bear

Sing without clenching your loss
Sing till the nebulae cease
Sing in the tremble of grace
Sing and do not hold your peace

 

Get Abigail Carroll’s latest poetry collection, A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim, at Amazon and Eerdmans.

 

Abigail Carroll

Abigail Carroll is author of A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim (Eerdmans, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including the Anglican Theological Review, The Christian Century, Midwest Quarterly, Ruminate, and Sojourners, and her prose has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. Carroll serves as Pastor of Arts and Spiritual Formation at Church at the Well in Burlington, Vermont.

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