Expressing wonder, comfort and humour, but also anger, longing and lament, these poems grapple with the themes of agency and choice as they explore stories from Jesus’s passion and resurrection.
I had the idea for this series when, quite unexpectedly, I wrote a poem lamenting loss of rhythm. It was largely inspired by the effects of lockdown and Covid-19, not the Bible, but it reminded me of Psalm 137 where the psalmist complains that they cannot sing in a foreign land, whilst writing a song. Music remains – even when music is gone.
I published it on Ash Wednesday, and then continued to write a poem a week up until Ascension Sunday. Here they are in the order they were posted.
You can also download all the Bible-inspired poems in printable booklet forms.