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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

Verdigris


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close up image of salt crystals all jammed together, looking like tiny square textured mountains of ice.

Three Small Elegies, on Leaving Gotland


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Manual for the Would-Be Saint


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Absence Blooming


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Cross of Nails


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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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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Pontius Pilate Fugue


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Meditation on the Evangelista


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Prayer with Rotohammer


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Canticle of Want


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In Cutaway


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In the Beginning


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[Honey lives only]


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Hive Boxes


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Manifest, by Reason of Birth


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

Harrow


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Onesimus


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Tenebrae


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Blessing


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My Father at Eleven Years


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Tuesday: Rhubarb, Lattice Crust


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[We have nothing…]


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Another Idiot Psalm: We Say Flight


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Adjusting to Darkness


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Before Entering


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The Good Samaritan Speaks


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Holding Away the Dark


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Habits of Invention


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Speak, Rain


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Kinds of Resistance


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Broken Cup


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On Lectio Divina, Counterclockwise


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Our Royalty


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El Cristo de Piedra


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New Year, Good Work


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A Bridge to Job


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Sardis


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Lacrimae Rerum


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The Waltz of Descartes and Mohammed


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Pantoum for Seven Words


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A Good Death


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Sunday: Day of Rest


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From The Book of Brothers


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Mary


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Egypt’s Grief


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Three Roses


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Another Idiot Psalm


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Bede’s Sparrow


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Prayer


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The Window


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The Present


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Feast Days


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Impractical Part


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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Woman Holding a Balance


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Hail, Spirit


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When I Meet You


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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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Go Gentle


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God Reads the Poem of the World with Interest


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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A True Story


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Daniel


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Speak, Rain


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Temple Tomb


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Poverty


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Tabernacle


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The Teachable Moment


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One Morning


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Image

Deus ex Machina


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Hive Boxes


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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Hail, Spirit


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At Heaven’s Rim


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March: Saint John the Divine


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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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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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A Study for a Figure at the Base of the Crucifixion


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Against the Light


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Petition: California Avenue


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In Cutaway


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Caldey


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Icon of an Unknown Saint


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Image

Psalm for the Lost


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For the Virgin of Sorrows


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The Iberian Muse


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Of the Body Taken In


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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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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El Cristo de Piedra


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Domestica


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The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse


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Making Cents


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The Assumption of Miriam from a Winter Street, 1942


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Rumspringa


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Mid-Flight, Mid-Ascension Virgin Photograph


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Star Child


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Asperges


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Stupid Praise


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image of a golden semi-translucent ash tray on top of a white wooden table, covered in old cigarette butts. a slit of light in a rectangular slat falls from the top left corner of the image to the bottom right.

Willie’s Not Right


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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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Image

Bewilder


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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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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 Theory


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Sometimes I Am Permitted


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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Image

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


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Port-au-Prince


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Forgiveness IV


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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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Onesimus


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Homily


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The Invented Child


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Image

Syllable Nutshell


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Sunday: Day of Rest


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In a Dream William Stafford Visits Me


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