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Adiáphora

Bishop (of robes)

Bishop (of air)

Thinking of Jonah at the Children’s Museum

Knock

House of Sparrows

Psalm for P.

Your Face Has Always Been Peppered with Moles

Sometimes a Prayer

Night Thoughts

Poems from the Archive

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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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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Saint Taciturn


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Sunrise Insomnia Service


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Apocalypse Love


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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landscape of stony crags and green grass, an area of yellow from the sun.

He Weeps among the Clare Antiquities


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Lascaux


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William Eggleston


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Repetition Compulsion


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Landscape with No Variations


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Sometimes It’s Easy to Know What I Want


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Making Cents


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God Reads the Poem of the World with Interest


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Confirmation Man


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Prayer to the Holy Louse


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Our Royalty


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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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In a Dream William Stafford Visits Me


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The Years Were Patient with Me


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Monotheism


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Verdigris


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The Shadow-Cross


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Half Like Them


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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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close up of mustard seeds dangling on a dry branch, seeds in the leaves illuminated by the sun behind them.

Buried Treasure


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

Harrow


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Canticle of the Cherry Tree


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A Shroud for All Time


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two pink roses, one in the front that is blurry, one in the foreground that is in focus, pop their heads out of thick green leaves and shoots that sprout into a milky sky and foreground of trees.

Hens and Chicks


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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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I Loved You Before I Was Born


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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Harmonium


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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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Easter Pantoum


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This is Not About Looking Like a Success


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This Orange That


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Articulation


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Yield


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Radiant Energy


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Ars Cantata


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Hail, Spirit


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Question for My Father


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The Concord of the Strings


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abstract image of a close up of a glass filled with red liquid, in front of a background that is blurry and makes a natural gradient: white at the top, a thick band of emerald green, a thin band of lighter green, an even thinner but darker band of green, and then a white strip again that is faded into.

Happiness


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Elegy for a Microbe Hunter


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Before Entering


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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About Angels: Cahors, France, 2007


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Prodigal Body


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Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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Argyle among the Moveen Lads


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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The Man in the Next Pew


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Orpiment


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Divine Wrath


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The Age of Loss


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Ex Nihilo


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The Good Samaritan Speaks


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Meditation on the Evangelista


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a photo of a white stucco cathedral in a city of flat white stone houses. the image is overlaid with a faint haze of the same photo flipped upside down and placed on the top (reversed). There is a purple tint to the shadows, a bluish haze to the center of the image.

Lessons


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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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Mid-Flight, Mid-Ascension Virgin Photograph


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Father Rodney


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Hymn


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On Saturday Night My Brother and I Go to the Auction


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Scale


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Blessing


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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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Onesimus


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A Good Death


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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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Image

Venetian Villanelle


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Sentence


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The Man in the Next Pew


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A True Story


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Image

Tiny Fish


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

Harrow


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Sheet: A Psychology of Hatred


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Backyard Apotheosis


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The Iberian Muse


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Canticle of the Penitent Magdalene


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Hive Boxes


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Grace in Action or Murphy’s Law in Reverse


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Tongue Is the Pen


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The Cost of Lessons


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The Track in the Wilderness


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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Atheism’s Easier


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Image

The Egret Tree


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Absence Blooming


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More Strange


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Love’s Last


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Glowworm


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Salt Wife


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Leeks


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Meeting-House Fire


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The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse


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The Death of Barabbas


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Orchard


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Cross of Nails


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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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Confirmation Man


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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Coming into the Kingdom


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Houghton Lake


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The Offices


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Of the Body Taken In


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Stalwart


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Every Day I Touch Things


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Sigh in Silence


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Ephesus


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The Field


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Doubt at Easter


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Landscape with No Variations


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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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Letter VII from the Western Coast of the British Isles to a Hermit Monk of the Thebaïd, Egypt, Sixth Century


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Self-Portrait with Preacher, Pain, and Snow


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The Window


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