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Riverkeeper

Post-Miracle

Trinity

Elegy

Mennonite Wings

Walking on Water in Venice

The Censor

Slaughterhouse Pond

The Egg of Anything

Blue Fig

Poems from the Archive

Go Gentle


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Orpiment


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Birth/Rebirth


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Emerson Mourns the Death of His Son


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The Sanctuary at Chimayó


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From The Book of Brothers


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Forgiveness


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Fist


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When the Lord Returns in His Creaturely Perfection


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Broken Cup


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Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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The Man in the Next Pew


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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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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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Another Idiot Psalm: We Say Flight


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image of a well-lit forest of tall pine trees with no off-shoot branches in the background. In the center of the image is a dark pine with two hands clutching it - you see that man stands behind the pine and grips the tree like he's trying to hold on.

Common Prayer


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Yam Kinneret: The Harp Music


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John Wesley, After Field Preaching


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The Ordinary Time


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Doubt at Easter


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Elegy for D.S.


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O Men


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Quantum Theory


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Port-au-Prince


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Impromptu Novena in September


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Apocalypse Love


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Woodpile


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A Request


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Image

The Open Window


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Putting Out into the Deep from Gloucester


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Plowboy’s Bible


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Bone Anthem


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Imperative


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Dead and Alive


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Guide to Avian Architecture


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Minium


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Leeks


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A Bridge to Job


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Sunday: Day of Rest


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Lent


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image of a golden semi-translucent ash tray on top of a white wooden table, covered in old cigarette butts. a slit of light in a rectangular slat falls from the top left corner of the image to the bottom right.

Willie’s Not Right


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By Other Names


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Onesimus


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Again to Port Soderick


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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[We have nothing…]


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Confession: Quaker Meeting


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Mid-Flight, Mid-Ascension Virgin Photograph


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Canticle of the Sleeping Child


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Still Alive, with Crows


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The Shadow-Cross


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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Lenten Complaint


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The Taste of Eden


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Orchard


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Walking to Emmaus


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Manifest, by Reason of Birth


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Advent


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Cloudless


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In the Beginning Was the Word


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Evolution


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Infantile Paralysis


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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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Dead and Alive


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School


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The Madman’s Prayer


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Canticle of the Cherry Tree


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You Couldn’t Believe as I Did


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The Assumption of Miriam from a Winter Street, 1942


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Glowworm


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Image

The Egret Tree


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After Love


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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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Onesimus


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The Look of Love


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For Whom the Resurrection is the Full Moon Rising


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As Saint Mark Says They Mustn’t


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Image

Venetian Villanelle


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Bone Anthem


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Death Room, Fort Scott, 1949


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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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Deserted


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Night and Chaos


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Psalm Ghazal I & II


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Small Graces


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Glosa


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Habits of Invention


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Still Alive, with Crows


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Byzantine Gold


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A Study for a Figure at the Base of the Crucifixion


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old black and white image that looks like a polaroid of a large campfire. the flames are in a warm glow in the center. behind the fire sits four blurry people, caught in mid-motion in the shadows.

Last Night’s Fire


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[Honey lives only]


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The Teachable Moment


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Image

Anti-poetics


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Sharing a Painting


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Elegy for D.S.


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Original Sin Man


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Manifest, by Reason of Birth


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Fist


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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image of dusk and people holding three white balloons in the darkness by trees, the balloons are lit up and glowing slightly, everything else in the image is bathed in shadows.

Visions of My Children


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Quantum Physicists in a Night Garden


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[My brain is like a millstone]


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Making Dinner I Think about Poverty—


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Advent


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The Field


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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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When I Meet You


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Petition: California Avenue


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Hive Boxes


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Late Bloomer


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Hesychasterion


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Sometimes I Am Permitted


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Being the Song


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Christ in São Paulo


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Theodicy after City of God


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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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