Despised and Rejected Christina Rosetti

Here is a powerful, painful poem by Christina Rossetti chosen by the excellent Malcolm Guite.

Malcolm Guite

Despised and Rejected Image by Linda Richardson Despised and Rejected Image by Linda Richardson

The poem I have chosen for December 11th in my Advent Anthology from Canterbury Press Waiting on the Word, is Despised and Rejected, a dramatic and challenging reflection on encounter with Christ by Christina Rosetti. You can hear me read this poem by clicking on the title or the play button. the image above, takes up the poems opening proclamation, was created by Linda Richardson.

Linda Writes:

There are some dramas you watch with dread. The Director lets you in on a secret that is unknown to the protagonist and you watch the drama unfold, knowing that along the way, you and the protagonist will meet at this awful moment. It was with this feeling that I began work.

When Malcolm invited me to show the images I made last year in response to Waiting on the Word, I decided to do a new…

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One thought on “Despised and Rejected Christina Rosetti

  1. The pathos of this is affecting; wonderful that God took advantage of man’s rejection of Christ to bring blessing to those who receive Him.

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