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Poems from the Current Issue

Meadow Flowers (Goldenrod and Wild Aster)

Signs

A Small Psalter

Yield

Lessons of a Gentle Childhood

Sensuum Defectui

Theodicy with Tents and Masonry

Veiled Images at Passiontide

The Virgin and the Stone

The Angel of Rain

Poems from the Archive

Fool Plow


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According


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A Good Death


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The Madman’s Prayer


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rich blue sky with a brighter blue in the center, ringed by darker jewel blue tones. arctic birds fly across the sky, their white bodies punctuating the sky.

Greater Solitude


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Landscape with No Variations


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In Our First House of Marriage


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March: Saint John the Divine


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Repetition Compulsion


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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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Deserted


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A Request


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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The Clearing


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Image

Tiny Fish


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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Rumspringa


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Meditation on Soteriology


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Apocalypse Love


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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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Small Graces


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Kermes Red


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Irenology


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Mary


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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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Forgiveness


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She Waits


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[Today, having swigged a half-liter]


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Love’s Last


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Port-au-Prince


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“Remember Me as One Who Woke Up”


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are you my god


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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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Bede’s Sparrow


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Friend


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The Music before the Music


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Full Thunder Moon


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Against the Light


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Salt Wife


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Of the Body Taken In


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Ephesus


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Self-Portrait as a Lighthouse


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Father Rodney


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Shortnin’ Bread


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How the Band Becomes One Body


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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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double exposure of the top of a verdant green tree branching onto a pale blue sky, overlaid with a photo of five-petaled white flowers in a cluster on top.

Imagineer of Variety


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Entreaty


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Hirudo Medicinalis


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Sentence


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Caldey


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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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In the Beginning


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Prayer


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Canticle of the Cherry Tree


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Manifest, by Reason of Birth


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Lacrimae Rerum


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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Psalm Ghazal I & II


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Advent


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Image

Syllable Nutshell


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Orchard


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Entreaty


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Meditation on Soteriology


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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Cellar Door


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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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You Couldn’t Believe as I Did


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Spiritual Fallout


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The Field


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A Request


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Image

The Open Window


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Poem in July


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Devotion: For Our Bodies


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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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Radiant Energy


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Love’s Last


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

Harrow


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Cyprian Variations


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Deserted


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Stalwart


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The Offices


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A Quick Interpretation of the Sixth Seal


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Scout’s Honor


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Quantum Theory


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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The Moss Method


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a profile that is almost back of the head of a man driving. He has curly hair and in the front of the image, you can see the blurry top of his hand on the steering wheel. Sun comes in from through the windshield and casts a glow on his face. The whole image is washed in blue and green tones like it's underwater.

Aphorisms


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hydrangea


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Atheism’s Easier


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Plowboy’s Bible


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Every Day I Touch Things


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Infantile Paralysis


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[We have nothing…]


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Holding Away the Dark


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Making Dinner I Think about Poverty—


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Sometimes It’s Easy to Know What I Want


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image of dusk and people holding three white balloons in the darkness by trees, the balloons are lit up and glowing slightly, everything else in the image is bathed in shadows.

Visions of My Children


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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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Walking to Emmaus


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Image

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


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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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The Years Were Patient with Me


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Prodigal


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Forgiveness


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Star Child


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Temple Tomb


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Theodicy after City of God


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Nostalgia for the Doughnut Shop


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Nostalghia


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Now I Lay Me Down


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To Begin With


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Cleft for Me Let Me Hide Myself from Thee


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Fool Plow


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Sigh in Silence


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Birth/Rebirth


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Last Judgment in Ferrara


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Articulation


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A Chastisement of Deer


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The Track in the Wilderness


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