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“I Traveled through a Land of Men…”

The House of Reinvention

I and We

What He Knew

To My Future Caregiver

Inside, she watches the hands of men

Shirley’s Spaniel

Cutting Hair

My Grandfather in Green

Anonymous in the Rain

Poems from the Archive

Backyard Apotheosis


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it is dusk: we see water, deep maroon with black shadows crested on the underside of shelled waves,. a boat lit up with gold lights and steaming smoke into the mauve-dusky sky casts bands of gold and glittering lights on the path of the water, leaves a dark shadow behind it. the shore is a black band of shadows.

Passage


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On Visiting Carthage


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Entreaty


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Father Rodney


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After


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We All Came from Somewhere Else


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Sharing a Painting


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Dead and Alive


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Yanjing Beer


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The Taste of Eden


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The Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas


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The Holy Fool Meets Himself on One of His Highways


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Coming into the Kingdom


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Tongue Is the Pen


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A Bridge to Job


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Night Thoughts


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The Present


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Smokers, Sunday Morning, 1975


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Origin of God


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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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Tabernacle


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Scout’s Honor


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Saint Taciturn


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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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La Cicada Familia


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The Field


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Byzantine Gold


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Stupid Praise


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“Remember Me as One Who Woke Up”


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Adiáphora


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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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Yield


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Saint Francis Appears at the Scene of an Accident, Then Joins the Murmuration


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A Christmas Story


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Appeal to the Self


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The Six-Year-Old from the Ghetto Begging on Smolna Street in the Year 1942


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Orpheus in the Garden


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Every One Such as I


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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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Just Time


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The Shadow-Cross


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The Censor


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Yam Kinneret: The Harp Music


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The Cost of Lessons


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Prayer


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Cellar Door


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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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Pont des Arts


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A Small Psalter


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

Harrow


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Deus ex Machina


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First Thoughts about God after Spying a Speckled Trout Eat a Green Drake


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Cotton Mather Examines Four Children Afflicted by Witchcraft


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In Praise of the Ladder


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Early Morning on the B Line from Vero Beach to Orlando after a Poetry Festival


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Christ in São Paulo


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How Long the Long Winter


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Colloquy


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Creed in the Santa Ana Winds


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