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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

Recompense His Paraclete


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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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Cross of Nails


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Lent


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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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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Port-au-Prince


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The Ritz


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Notre Dame


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Scout’s Honor


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Harmonium


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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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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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Discipleship Training in Kailua Kona


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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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Some Small Bone


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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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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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In the Beginning Was the Word


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Advent


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In Cutaway


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Manual for the Would-Be Saint


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Sheet: A Psychology of Hatred


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this is a grayscale image: round balloons hover at the top of a church ceiling, underneath the rafters and by the windows which let in a little light into the dusky room.

The Wasp on Weddings


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Guide to Avian Architecture


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Temple Tomb


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One Morning


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Scale


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Imperative


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The Look of Love


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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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Once


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Image

Bewilder


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Just Time


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far away shot of a city and freeway in twilight. everything in the image is bathed in a deep purple, violet twilight. on the freeway, the headlights of the car make little pinpricks of light. the sky hanging above the earth is dark purple nearest the ground and the trees, and then there is a burst of yellow and deep pink clouds under a pale sky the color of eggshells, just as a smooth, and dimming steadily.

Lord, Sky


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Image

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


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Stupid Praise


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The Shadow-Cross


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Ars Poetica: Baptismal Story


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Last Judgment in Ferrara


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The Harrowing


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Image

The Open Window


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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Reflection upon Psalm 121


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it is dusk: we see water, deep maroon with black shadows crested on the underside of shelled waves,. a boat lit up with gold lights and steaming smoke into the mauve-dusky sky casts bands of gold and glittering lights on the path of the water, leaves a dark shadow behind it. the shore is a black band of shadows.

Passage


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Evolution


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The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse


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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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For Whom the Resurrection is the Full Moon Rising


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Doubt at Easter


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Image

Psalm for the Lost


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Prayer with Rotohammer


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Radiant Energy


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Creed in the Santa Ana Winds


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Fist


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Walking to Emmaus


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After Love


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Prayer at Evening


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Ars Poetica: Baptismal Story


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The Age of Loss


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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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In the Beginning Was the Word


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Still Life with Lily


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Cleft for Me Let Me Hide Myself from Thee


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The Manifestation


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How the Band Becomes One Body


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You Who Seek Grace from a Distracted God


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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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The Moss Method


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Switzerland


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Sunrise Insomnia Service


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Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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Original Sin Man


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On Lazarus, Weeks before Her Death


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At the Amphitheatrum Flavium


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No Counting Sheep without Feeding Them, Too


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New Year, Good Work


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The Reflection


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Christmas Morning in a Hotel Room


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Blue Heron, Marlborough


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Image

The Open Window


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The Grackles


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The Madman’s Prayer


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A Good Death


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Note to My Sister from Notre Dame


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Holding Away the Dark


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Kermes Red


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After Love


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Image of two dark green chairs in shadows on opposite sides of a window that is casting golden light throw yellow shutters.

Twins


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Nostalgia for the Doughnut Shop


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Paper Route


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Advent


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Question for My Father


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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The Cost of Lessons


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Magdalen


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Image

Venetian Villanelle


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Fishguard Harbour  


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The Music before the Music


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Postscript


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Furta Sacra


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Annunciation


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Sharing a Painting


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Image

Anti-poetics


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Imperative


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At Chinese Harbor


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Deserted


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Just Time


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The Man in the Next Pew


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Three Roses


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Advent, First Frost


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Daniel


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Doubt at Easter


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Caldey


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Notre Dame


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In Our First House of Marriage


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By Other Names


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