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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

Emerson Mourns the Death of His Son


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Sometimes I Am Permitted


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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Byzantine Gold


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Before All Things


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A Quick Interpretation of the Sixth Seal


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Pontius Pilate Fugue


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The First Horse of the Apocalypse


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Daybreak, Winter


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Another Idiot Psalm: We Say Flight


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You Couldn’t Believe as I Did


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A Study for a Figure at the Base of the Crucifixion


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

Don’t beckon yet!…


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This Orange That


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Tabernacle


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The Madman’s Prayer


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Radiant Energy


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Scout’s Honor


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black and white image looking upward to the center ceiling of a vast cathedral, with an icon placed in a circle at the top of the ceiling. light pours in from the windows near the top. all the beams lead upwards.

The Cathedral of Barcelona


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Between Prayer


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Image

Venetian Villanelle


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Image

The Fruit Thereof


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Articulation


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Fishguard Harbour  


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Meditation on the Evangelista


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Impromptu Novena in September


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Name and Nature


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The Grackles


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Woman Holding a Balance


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Caldey


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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 Key


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Walking to Emmaus


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Smokers, Sunday Morning, 1975


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Devotion: For Our Bodies


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Another Idiot Psalm


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Sardis


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Domestica


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Radiance


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And I Will Look for You in Fields of Poppies


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Our Royalty


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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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Lascaux


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Infantile Paralysis


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The Language of Flannelgraph


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Cotton Mather Examines Four Children Afflicted by Witchcraft


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Camp Meeting


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Pantoum for Seven Words


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Faith


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The Sanctuary at Chimayó


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Fool Plow


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Sigh in Silence


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Saint Taciturn


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Canticle of the Penitent Magdalene


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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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Psalm Ghazal I & II


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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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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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The Yes


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Every One Such as I


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Lascaux


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Hail, Spirit


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Anti-poetics


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Easter Pantoum


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Cotton Mather Examines Four Children Afflicted by Witchcraft


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Impromptu Novena in September


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Image

Tiny Fish


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The Reflection


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Against the Light


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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Raven


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Fool Plow


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The Moss Method


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Our Royalty


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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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Late Bloomer


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She Waits


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a still life painting with a blue background. on the top is leafy and flowery plants in a vase, bowls filled with fruit (figs and grapes and marrow bones). it is very opulent.

The Wasp on Renaissance Painters


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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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Verdigris


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Manual for the Would-Be Saint


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Paradise


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Return to the Beginning


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Conjoined


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Still Alive, with Crows


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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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To Begin With


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This is Not About Looking Like a Success


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World


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a black and white image of an open field except for a short tree with a tuft of leaves at the top in the front right corner of the image, and a hazy shape of a tree in the far background in the left quadrant. two figures walk away from the camera in a thick fog, you can only see their shapes.

Poetic Creed


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a collection of wine glasses, short and squat glasses, and a clear vase-shaped glass for water sit on top of a black table. the rims of rounded elegant black chairs sit on either side of the table.

Elegy for William Carlos Williams on the Eve of His 125th Birthday


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Disciple’s Song


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Hymn


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Devotion: For Our Bodies


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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Cross of Nails


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Atheism’s Easier


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In Our First House of Marriage


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Hymn


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Colloquy


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Verbum: A Rhapsody


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How the Band Becomes One Body


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Abraham on the Way to the Sacrifice


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