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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

Theodicy after City of God


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Pears, Unstolen


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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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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Credo


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Advent


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Image

Appeal to the Self


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Radiance


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Shortnin’ Bread


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[Today, having swigged a half-liter]


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Poverty


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On Lazarus, Weeks before Her Death


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Three Roses


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Ars Proverbium


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The Window


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For Whom the Resurrection is the Full Moon Rising


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Prayer at Evening


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June


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Quantum Theory


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Postscript


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Scout’s Honor


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Ya-Quddus


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My Mother’s Visit


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After


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Question for My Father


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Lascaux


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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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In Cutaway


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World


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At the Amphitheatrum Flavium


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The Taste of Eden


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And Yet another Page and Yet


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Tabernacle


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Orpiment


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Meeting-House Fire


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Name and Nature


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The Concord of the Strings


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Radiant Energy


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La Cicada Familia


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How Do You Market Prayers?


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Tongue Is the Pen


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I Said to God, “I’m Thinking of You”


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Infantile Paralysis


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Disciple’s Song


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The Key


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The Wolf of Gubbio


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image of a bluish bowl

To Jenya on First Noticing the Dog’s Bowl of My Imagination


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Sharing a Painting


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Birth/Rebirth


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Fist


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Stalwart


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[You bind my hands with saliva]


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The Waltz of Descartes and Mohammed


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Verbum: A Rhapsody


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Love’s Last


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Hirudo Medicinalis


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Ars Poetica: Baptismal Story


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Labyrinth, Chartres


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Devotion: For Our Bodies


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Cyprian Variations


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Blood Blessing


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Being the Song


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Saint Francis Considers His Own Advice


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Caritas


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Disciple’s Song


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Cotton Mather Examines Four Children Afflicted by Witchcraft


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The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians


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Sometimes I Am Permitted


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Pont des Arts


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Impractical Part


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Asperges


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A Photograph from the Hubble Telescope


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For Whom the Resurrection is the Full Moon Rising


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In the Beginning


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Prayer at Evening


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Conjoined


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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Foundations of a Marvelous Science


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Sheet: A Psychology of Hatred


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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Stole


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Father Rodney


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Every Day I Touch Things


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close up image of a grasshopper seen from underneath, presumably floating on a glass.

Don’t beckon yet!…


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Pantoum for Seven Words


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Cellar Door


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Echo


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At the Amphitheatrum Flavium


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The Age of Loss


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Radiant Energy


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Absence Blooming


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abstract image of a close up of a glass filled with red liquid, in front of a background that is blurry and makes a natural gradient: white at the top, a thick band of emerald green, a thin band of lighter green, an even thinner but darker band of green, and then a white strip again that is faded into.

Happiness


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Goodbye


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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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Canticle of the Cherry Tree


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Poverty


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Petition: California Avenue


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Canticle of the Sleeping Child


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Waiting with Cynthia


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A Study for a Figure at the Base of the Crucifixion


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Woodpile


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The First Horse of the Apocalypse


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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A Prayer for Home


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La Cicada Familia


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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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The Taste of Eden


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When the Lord Returns in His Creaturely Perfection


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Topographies of Easter


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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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full frame black and white photo of an old forest. and a pathway or small clearing through the trees. the trees are sturdy and tall and stand in straight lines, the merest hints of branches only visible at the top of the frame. the entire image is diffused with light that weaves through the trees and settles on the land like perfume.

They Went On and On…


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Go Gentle


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Ya-Quddus


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

Harrow


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About Angels: Cahors, France, 2007


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


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The Assumption of Miriam from a Winter Street, 1942


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Byzantine Gold


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Leeks


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Lacrimae Rerum


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