Daily Archives: August 18, 2019

John Keble

As part of my weekly discipline related to Morning and Evening Prayer, I have recently resumed reading poems from The Christian Year by the Rev. Dr. John Keble (1792-1866).

Over several decades, Keble wrote a poem for each Sunday of the church year, for all of the red-letter feasts, and for many of the major and minor feast days such as feasts of the apostles and certain days during holy seasons.

The poems are Victorian in splendor, dense in imagery, Wordsworthian in structure, and wholly satisfying after several reads.

And I’ve decided that I’m going to share some of them from time to time.

Here is the poem for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity (which this year will be in late September, but I’m reading it anyhow):