Scott Cairns’ Slow Pilgrims poems

Poet Scott Cairns

… The heart’s metanoia,
on the other hand, turns
without regret, turns not
so much away, as toward,

as if the slow pilgrim
has been surprised to find
that sin is not so bad
as it is a waste of time. …

–from Scott Cairns’ “Adventures in New Testament Greek: Metanoia” in the recently released Slow Pilgrims: The Collected Poems of Scott Cairns (Paraclete Press, 2015)

I love Scott Cairns poetry–and am delighted to see this offer of Slow Pilgrims, his collected works. Up from the stone, water, and praise of Orthodox Christianity come the new psalms of Cairns. Eat and be fed.–Rose Berger

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