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Poems from the Current Issue

Feast Days

By Alison Pelegrin

The Years Were Patient with Me

By Jeanne Murray Walker

Ex Nihilo

By Bruce Bond

The Border

By Bruce Bond

Egypt's Grief

By Farouk Goweda

Entreaty

By Joseph J. Capista

Blue Heron, Marlborough

By G. C. Waldrep

Harmonium

By Jason Gray

Doubt at Easter

By Jason Gray

[We have nothing...]

By Dimitri Psurtsev

[My brain is like a millstone]

By Dimitri Psurtsev

Saint Taciturn

By Robert Avery

Woodpile

By Robert Avery

Poems from the Archive

Pray That the Creek Don’t Dry Up


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The Egret Tree


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Temple Tomb


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Last Judgment in Ferrara


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Some Small Bone


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If I Decide to Pray Again It Won’t Be Words Strung in a Line


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Repetition Compulsion


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Elegy for D.S.


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image of dark glossy water with bright yellowy-green lily-pads floating on the top. some of them are partially submerged and you can see their murky shapes and light in the dark ash color of the water.

No Path


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Doubt at Easter


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Switzerland


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Self-Portrait with Preacher, Pain, and Snow


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Asperges


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Image of a house in the dead of night. The house sits in the lower left half of the frame and looks like a cut-out from black paper, lit up only by purple light coming from the windows and doors. To the left is an enormous tree shrouded in shadows. A low cloud hangs near the right side sky of the frame. Above the house is a vast sweep of stars on the gray sky.

Domus


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The Grackles


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Cross of Nails


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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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Birth/Rebirth


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Canticle of the Sleeping Child


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Imperative


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Church Bells


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At Chinese Harbor


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The Mole


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Half Like Them


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Fishguard Harbour  


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rich blue sky with a brighter blue in the center, ringed by darker jewel blue tones. arctic birds fly across the sky, their white bodies punctuating the sky.

Greater Solitude


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image of a road covered in melting snow, with a giant puddle reflecting the sky. one of the puddles, closest to the camera, is dark blue, the other puddle, further away, is red and orange and glistening with a lone car's headlights. the car, road, and trees are black from the dawn. the top of the sky is a pale blue and pink shell color, the bottom thick bands of red and gold for the sunrise.

Psalm for the January Thaw


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landscape of stony crags and green grass, an area of yellow from the sun.

He Weeps among the Clare Antiquities


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Hail, Spirit


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To Begin With


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I Am Poured Out Like Water


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Spontaneous


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Four Poems


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New Year, Good Work


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Quantum Physicists in a Night Garden


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George Herbert on the Road to Salisbury


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[You bind my hands with saliva]


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Leeks


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Appeal to the Self


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Shortnin’ Bread


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At Heaven’s Rim


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Salt Wife


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Meeting-House Fire


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Abraham on the Way to the Sacrifice


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Caritas


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hydrangea


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image of a woman standing with her back to the camera, in front of a bicycle. she is visible from the waist up. in front of her is a long river, and the opposite bank is full of buildings for a city. a man on a bike is in the far right distance, blurred out. the woman is lit up by a patch of golden light in an otherwise greenish blue image of dusk.

You Enter That Light


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In Cutaway


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Blue Heron, Marlborough


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image of a well-lit forest of tall pine trees with no off-shoot branches in the background. In the center of the image is a dark pine with two hands clutching it - you see that man stands behind the pine and grips the tree like he's trying to hold on.

Common Prayer


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Tenebrae


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[Today, having swigged a half-liter]


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The Perfectly Transparent Splinter


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“Remember Me as One Who Woke Up”


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And Yet another Page and Yet


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golden squiggly soft moss shimmering in a haze of orange near the top of the frame, in a dark vignette

Molest the Dead


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Lenten Complaint


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Broken Cup


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Tiny Fish


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Labyrinth, Chartres


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And I Will Look for You in Fields of Poppies


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Pontius Pilate Fugue


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Postscript


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Harmonium


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Orpheus in the Garden


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After


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Sardis


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On Lazarus, Weeks before Her Death


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Manifest, by Reason of Birth


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Fist


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Quantum Theory


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Canticle of Want


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Repetition Compulsion


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At the Amphitheatrum Flavium


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How the Band Becomes One Body


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God Reads the Poem of the World with Interest


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You Who Seek Grace from a Distracted God


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A Christmas Story


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Name and Nature


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Hesychasterion


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Port-au-Prince


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March: Saint John the Divine


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multiple frames of the same windows up at the top of the ceiling. The room is dim and the windows let in blue from the trees and golden light.

At the Synagogue Rummage Sale


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rich blue sky with a brighter blue in the center, ringed by darker jewel blue tones. arctic birds fly across the sky, their white bodies punctuating the sky.

Greater Solitude


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Blessing


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Sharing a Painting


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Note to My Sister from Notre Dame


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Ex Nihilo, Then Us


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purple lilies or violets in front of a blurred out green background in soft bluish light, framed in a rounded black rectangle.

Longing


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Houghton Lake


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Love’s Last


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Prayer


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black and white image looking upward to the center ceiling of a vast cathedral, with an icon placed in a circle at the top of the ceiling. light pours in from the windows near the top. all the beams lead upwards.

The Cathedral of Barcelona


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Deserted


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A Quick Interpretation of the Sixth Seal


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Conjoined


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Birth/Rebirth


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Impromptu Novena in September


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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a profile that is almost back of the head of a man driving. He has curly hair and in the front of the image, you can see the blurry top of his hand on the steering wheel. Sun comes in from through the windshield and casts a glow on his face. The whole image is washed in blue and green tones like it's underwater.

Aphorisms


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Elegy for D.S.


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Russian Bell


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Smokers, Sunday Morning, 1975


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a fish leaping upstream from a patch of white glinting gold water running in thick rivulets down a crest.

Fish Ladder, Damariscotta


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Yam Kinneret: The Harp Music


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June


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The Track in the Wilderness


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Tenebrae


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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Enormous Holdings


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Pears, Unstolen


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Ars Proverbium


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Appeal to the Self


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Forgiveness


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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Confession: Quaker Meeting


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shot of the interior of a craggy cave, lit up with red and orange light.

Harrow


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Monotheism


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A Chastisement of Deer


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If I Decide to Pray Again It Won’t Be Words Strung in a Line


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