Richard Mabala, “The Money Changers”-Poem for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year B

The Englewood Review of Books curates a weekly series of classic and contemporary poems that resonate with the themes of the lectionary readings. Here is one of the poems for this coming Sunday (More poems for Lent 3B can be found here)

The Money-Changers

Richard Mabala

to accompany the lectionary reading: John 2:13-22


Dreamed my way into Church

Church built of coloured paper

On silver-coated foundations

Normal unintelligeble rumble

Of muttered prayers

Barely audible above


Richard Mabala is a Tanzanian poet and activist. He was originally from the United Kingdom and gave up his passport to become an official Tanzanian.

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