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A Study for a Figure at the Base of the Crucifixion


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Advent


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Radiance


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When the Lord Returns in His Creaturely Perfection


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Blue Heron, Marlborough


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I Loved You Before I Was Born


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black and white image looking upwards at overlapping tree branches, all spun in a circle because of the lens, so seen in blurs and dots of spinning round light.

Orbit


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Elegy for D.S.


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Some Small Bone


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Conjoined


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Fool Plow


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Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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Cotton Mather Examines Four Children Afflicted by Witchcraft


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To Begin With


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Being the Song


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Sheet: A Psychology of Hatred


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Putting Out into the Deep from Gloucester


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Egypt’s Grief


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Ars Cantata


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Return to the Beginning


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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The Reflection


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You Couldn’t Believe as I Did


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How Long the Long Winter


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Learning the Crawl


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Lascaux


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Tiny Fish


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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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Ars Proverbium


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Death Room, Fort Scott, 1949


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


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Midrash


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“Remember Me as One Who Woke Up”


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The Wolf of Gubbio


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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Pray That the Creek Don’t Dry Up


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Every One Such as I


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[Today, having swigged a half-liter]


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Homily


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Tongue Is the Pen


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World


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Confession: Quaker Meeting


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A Song on Geronimo’s Grave


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Mid-Flight, Mid-Ascension Virgin Photograph


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Camp Meeting


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A Christmas Story


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Go Gentle


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Plowboy’s Bible


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Pears, Unstolen


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The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians


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Repetition Compulsion


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Monday: Peach


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On Lectio Divina, Counterclockwise


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From The Book of Brothers


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Theodicy after City of God


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On Lazarus, Weeks before Her Death


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[My brain is like a millstone]


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Canticle of the Cherry Tree


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Ex Nihilo, Then Us


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The Bar Mitzvah


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Cleft for Me Let Me Hide Myself from Thee


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Creed in the Santa Ana Winds


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When I Meet You


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Salt of Sodom


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The Egret Tree


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Translation Back Into Native Tongues


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As Saint Mark Says They Mustn’t


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The Breaking Strain of Grace


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The Sanctuary at Chimayó


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Verbum: A Rhapsody


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Pont des Arts


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


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Lenten Complaint


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Goodbye


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Devotion: For Our Bodies


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Ex Nihilo, Then Us


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Orange and Spices


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Discipleship Training in Kailua Kona


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Backyard Apotheosis


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Ya-Quddus


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The Key


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Half Like Them


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Into the Chambres of Dora Maar


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Note to My Sister from Notre Dame


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The Sea Here, Teaching Me


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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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Colloquy


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Near-Annunciation at Carroll’s Point


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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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Annunciation


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Hive Boxes


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Adjusting to Darkness


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Nostalgia for the Doughnut Shop


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From The Book of Brothers


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Night and Chaos


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Labyrinth, Chartres


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Quantum Theory


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Prayer with Rotohammer


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Prodigal Body


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Appeal to the Self


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And I Will Look for You in Fields of Poppies


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Smokers, Sunday Morning, 1975


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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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Woman Holding a Balance


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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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A Song on Geronimo’s Grave


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[My brain is like a millstone]


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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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Hesychasterion


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Fishguard Harbour  


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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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The Teachable Moment


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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Sometimes It’s Easy to Know What I Want


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Cellar Door


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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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Apocalypse Love


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Feast Days


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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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