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Called across, calling;
With a receptor there.
And in between a static
Of years and the wind,

With a receptive ear,
Takes it all in and away.
Even off years: the wind
Never minds,

Takes it all. In a way
It’s a wonder—no,
Never mind—
I was just thinking

It’s a wonder; now
Called across, now calling.
Just thinking.
And in between, static.



Sister Ozanne Schumann is a nun at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut. Her poetry springs from her life in this contemplative Benedictine religious community, which is also a working farm.




Photo by seth schwiet on Unsplash




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