Waiting on the Word - Malcolm Guite speaks at St Paul's Cathedral (2015)
The Revd Dr Malcolm Guite is Chaplain of Girton College Cambridge, and a scholar of poetry as well as being a renowned poet himself.
Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ at Christmas – a season for slowing down and reflecting on the great spiritual themes of light and dark, life and death. But while all around us the world speeds up in pre-Christmas rush, it can be difficult to find a place for stillness and contemplation. Malcolm Guite suggests one way is to read a poem each day, and in his new book Waiting on the Word (Canterbury 2015), he chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions for every day in Advent and Christmas, and offers a seasonal reflection on it.