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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

Pontius Pilate Fugue


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Return to the Beginning


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Confession: Quaker Meeting


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Our Heads against the Walls


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About Angels: Cahors, France, 2007


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In the Beginning Was the Word


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Atheism’s Easier


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Topographies of Easter


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Fool Plow


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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Holding Away the Dark


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Manifest, by Reason of Birth


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Canticle of the Sleeping Child


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Meeting-House Fire


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Question for My Father


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The Years Were Patient with Me


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The Border


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Absence Blooming


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a woman in a yellow rainjacket walks away from the camera, a dog by her side. one of her feet is raised in movement. to her left is thick bramble and wheat and a large tree, illuminated by a hazy glow of sun. it looks like it just rained, the atmosphere is gauzy.

Taking the Byzantine Path to Monastiri Aghiou Ioannou


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Sunrise Insomnia Service


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Sigh in Silence


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an open window casts blue sunlight upon a white bed, behind it the wooden paneling is split in two colors by the light. a lamp with a green shade hangs over the middle of the bed. on top of the bedframe is a small window that reflects the mirror with the white curtains and the turquoise blue shadow-lit light spilling in.

What Is Offered


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Quantum Physicists in a Night Garden


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image of a woman with her face towards the camera and the sun behind her back, illuminating a large tree. she is in shadows, the hint of light on the side of her face from the light of the sun. in front of her flies grass, swirling around her in the air.

Yes, a nameless quietness…


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On Visiting Carthage


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After Hearing That a Friend Visiting Israel for the First Time Asked Her Private Tour Guide, “Where Is the Garden of Eden?”


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From The Book of Brothers


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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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Father Rodney


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The Clearing


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three champagne glasses set on the ground in front of feet walking away from the champagne. the image is in black and white and made with film, it is grainy and has a nostalgic feel to it.

Oriana Fallaci in New York


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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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Forgiveness


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Radiance


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The Raising of the Bells


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Yam Kinneret: The Harp Music


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Self-Portrait with Preacher, Pain, and Snow


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Kinds of Resistance


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Canticle of Want


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The Shadow-Cross


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Cross of Nails


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Quantum Theory


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image of a wall lit up red and gold by a metal lamp with glass panes. the rest of the image is in darkness.

Rugby Wheels


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Switzerland


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The Sea Here, Teaching Me


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Image

I Am Poured Out Like Water


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upward shot of the top of a large cathedral with two towers flanking the center structure, both with a turret at the very top (a steeple). the image is overlaid with light leaks of purple and red, and while the cathedral is lit by the sun, the shadows are green. it looks like the film was ruined, overexposed, or opened up, so the image is saturated with watercolor-ish colors.

Some Saint


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Ephesus


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Fishguard Harbour  


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Pray That the Creek Don’t Dry Up


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Icon of an Unknown Saint


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Easter Pantoum


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Port-au-Prince


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The Man in the Next Pew


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Advent


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Prodigal Body


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Reflection upon Psalm 121


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Conjoined


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Still Working it Out


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Coming into the Kingdom


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image of a large pinkish wave or spray of water crashing over a dark green rock. the image is full of the water's spray, like a thick haze you can feel.

Hesiod on Bushfire


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Learning the Crawl


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Hymn


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Making Dinner I Think about Poverty—


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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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Tongue Is the Pen


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Before Entering


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Icon of an Unknown Saint


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Asperges


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Rumspringa


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Saint Francis Appears at the Scene of an Accident, Then Joins the Murmuration


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Blue Heron, Marlborough


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La Cicada Familia


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Image

Psalm for the Lost


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The Manifestation


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The Waltz of Descartes and Mohammed


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Onesimus


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old black and white image that looks like a polaroid of a large campfire. the flames are in a warm glow in the center. behind the fire sits four blurry people, caught in mid-motion in the shadows.

Last Night’s Fire


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Prayer


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The Iberian Muse


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a photo of a white stucco cathedral in a city of flat white stone houses. the image is overlaid with a faint haze of the same photo flipped upside down and placed on the top (reversed). There is a purple tint to the shadows, a bluish haze to the center of the image.

Lessons


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The Music before the Music


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Emerson Mourns the Death of His Son


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

Harrow


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close up of mustard seeds dangling on a dry branch, seeds in the leaves illuminated by the sun behind them.

Buried Treasure


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In Cutaway


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After Hearing That a Friend Visiting Israel for the First Time Asked Her Private Tour Guide, “Where Is the Garden of Eden?”


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Glosa


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Friend


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March: Saint John the Divine


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Speak, Rain


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Blessing


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Devotion: For Our Bodies


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Kermes Red


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Saint Francis Considers His Own Advice


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Waiting with Cynthia


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Nostalghia


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Prayer at Evening


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a woman in a yellow rainjacket walks away from the camera, a dog by her side. one of her feet is raised in movement. to her left is thick bramble and wheat and a large tree, illuminated by a hazy glow of sun. it looks like it just rained, the atmosphere is gauzy.

Taking the Byzantine Path to Monastiri Aghiou Ioannou


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Orpiment


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Return to the Beginning


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The Teachable Moment


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The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse


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Christ in São Paulo


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Letter VII from the Western Coast of the British Isles to a Hermit Monk of the Thebaïd, Egypt, Sixth Century


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After


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Death Room, Fort Scott, 1949


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Beginnings Again


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Guide to Avian Architecture


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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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The Death of Barabbas


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The Yes


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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In the Candleroom at Saint Bartholomew’s on New Year’s Eve


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Adjusting to Darkness


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Liturgy of the Hours


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Ars Proverbium


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Sigh in Silence


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Harmonium


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abstract image in gold and orange with hints of red. sweeps of color, looks like molten gold or a galaxy cast in bronze.

The Earth


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