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Poems from the Archive

The Ordinary Time


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Psalm for the Lost


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The Shadow-Cross


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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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Icon of an Unknown Saint


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A Request


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Orange and Spices


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The Cost of Lessons


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Sardis


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You Who Seek Grace from a Distracted God


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Salt of Sodom


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World


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A Prayer for Home


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I Am Poured Out Like Water


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Recompense His Paraclete


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Goodbye


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Sometimes It’s Easy to Know What I Want


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Backyard Apotheosis


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Blood Blessing


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Cyprian Variations


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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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Forgiveness IV


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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The Sea Here, Teaching Me


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Evolution


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upward shot of the top of a large cathedral with two towers flanking the center structure, both with a turret at the very top (a steeple). the image is overlaid with light leaks of purple and red, and while the cathedral is lit by the sun, the shadows are green. it looks like the film was ruined, overexposed, or opened up, so the image is saturated with watercolor-ish colors.

Some Saint


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Field


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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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After Love


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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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At the Amphitheatrum Flavium


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God Reads the Poem of the World with Interest


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Tuesday: Rhubarb, Lattice Crust


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Foundations of a Marvelous Science


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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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Russian Bell


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Cotton Mather Examines Four Children Afflicted by Witchcraft


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How the Band Becomes One Body


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Enormous Holdings


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Christmas Morning in a Hotel Room


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Pears, Unstolen


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When the Lord Returns in His Creaturely Perfection


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Impractical Part


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Woodpile


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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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Rumspringa


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His Purgations  


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The Angel of Rain


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To Begin With


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Lent


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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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March: Saint John the Divine


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Paradise


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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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Before All Things


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Poverty


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Glosa


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Meditation on Soteriology


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John Wesley, After Field Preaching


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Friend


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Foundations of a Marvelous Science


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Canticle of the Penitent Magdalene


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Hirudo Medicinalis


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Evolution


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Tongue Is the Pen


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Daybreak, Winter


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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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A Request


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[A soft, slow smell rises up]


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Syllable Nutshell


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Waiting with Cynthia


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Irenology


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Entreaty


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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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Infantile Paralysis


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Birth/Rebirth


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Uncomfortable Things


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From The Book of Brothers


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The Manifestation


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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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Poverty


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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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Cleft for Me Let Me Hide Myself from Thee


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Quantum Theory


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image of a woman with her face towards the camera and the sun behind her back, illuminating a large tree. she is in shadows, the hint of light on the side of her face from the light of the sun. in front of her flies grass, swirling around her in the air.

Yes, a nameless quietness…


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Venetian Villanelle


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Abraham on the Way to the Sacrifice


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Enormous Holdings


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The Perfectly Transparent Splinter


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The Sea Here, Teaching Me


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The Fruit Thereof


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Yam Kinneret: The Harp Music


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Star Child


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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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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Late Bloomer


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Apocalypse Love


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Prayer at Evening


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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Salt Wife


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Orpheus in the Garden


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Cyprian Variations


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The Iberian Muse


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Hail, Spirit


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My Mother’s Visit


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Quantum Physicists in a Night Garden


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I Loved You Before I Was Born


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Deus ex Machina


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Ararat Express


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Night and Chaos


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Cloudless


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Christ in São Paulo


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Another Idiot Psalm


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The Field


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Once


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The Bar Mitzvah


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The Reflection


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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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Meditation on the Evangelista


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The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians


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