New Song

On Easter, Christians often greet each other with the exchange, “He is risen!” “He is risen, indeed!” This expresses our belief that Christ’s resurrection is a fact—a fact assuring us death is not the end of our story, individually or as a community.

“New Song” is a poem in my third book, Shadow and Memory, which I expect to self-publish in May or June this year. It is an abstract presentation of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, and celebrates the renewal He brought to everything. Happy Easter!

New Song

Stretched and
held taut

corkscrew-twisted until
song wrings out 

until blood drips into
the pool of the cosmos
with xylophonic tones
whose ripples 
surge into waves
that roll away 
like stones chased by
and angel-fire


a new song

Published by mrteague

Teague McKamey lives in Washington state with his wife and two children. Teague’s poetry has appeared in several journals and in self-published books. He blogs at and In all areas of life, Teague desires that Christ may be magnified in his body (Php. 1:20).

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