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Theodicy with Tents and Masonry

Veiled Images at Passiontide

The Virgin and the Stone

The Angel of Rain

O Men

It’s Late

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Making Cents


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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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A Prayer for Home


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In the Beginning


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Bewilder


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The Teachable Moment


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[My brain is like a millstone]


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Cloudless


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A Request


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Reflection upon Psalm 121


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Putting Out into the Deep from Gloucester


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A Quick Interpretation of the Sixth Seal


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Deus ex Machina


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The Ordinary Time


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Impractical Part


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image of dark glossy water with bright yellowy-green lily-pads floating on the top. some of them are partially submerged and you can see their murky shapes and light in the dark ash color of the water.

No Path


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Verdigris


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The Ritz


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Manifest, by Reason of Birth


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are you my god


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Daniel


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Self-Portrait as a Lighthouse


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When the Lord Returns in His Creaturely Perfection


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Making Dinner I Think about Poverty—


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Still Alive, with Crows


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[You bind my hands with saliva]


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The Language of Flannelgraph


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God Reads the Poem of the World with Interest


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Half Like Them


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March: Saint John the Divine


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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Mid-Flight, Mid-Ascension Virgin Photograph


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John Wesley, After Field Preaching


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Conjoined


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Speak, Rain


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The Assumption of Miriam from a Winter Street, 1942


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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Quantum Physicists in a Night Garden


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Ex Nihilo, Then Us


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The Present


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Orpiment


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Tiny Fish


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Evolution


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Spontaneous


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I Am Poured Out Like Water


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Topographies of Easter


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Beginnings Again


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Love’s Last


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Cross of Nails


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[A soft, slow smell rises up]


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And Yet another Page and Yet


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Between Prayer


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Holding Away the Dark


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Field


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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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Fist


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The Reflection


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Magdalen


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


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The Raising of the Bells


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Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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Love’s Last


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On Lazarus, Weeks before Her Death


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Caritas


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Birth/Rebirth


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Orpiment


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Deserted


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Pears, Unstolen


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Monotheism


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No Counting Sheep without Feeding Them, Too


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William Eggleston


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Fire in Freedom


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Impractical Part


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Pantoum for Seven Words


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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Bede’s Sparrow


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Ex Nihilo, Then Us


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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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Once


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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Prayer to the Holy Louse


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From The Book of Brothers


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Midrash


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Shortnin’ Bread


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Scale


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The Microbiome and the Boson


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The Yes


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The Bar Mitzvah


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Church Bells


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Near-Annunciation at Carroll’s Point


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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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Rothko


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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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March: Saint John the Divine


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Tabernacle


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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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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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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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Last Judgment in Ferrara


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Deus ex Machina


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The Present


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Repetition Compulsion


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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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A Prayer for Home


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Liturgy of the Hours


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Christ in São Paulo


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The Raising of the Bells


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And Yet another Page and Yet


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Death Room, Fort Scott, 1949


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Field


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Sigh in Silence


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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Argyle among the Moveen Lads


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Port-au-Prince


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Into the Chambres of Dora Maar


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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Tiny Fish


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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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By Other Names


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Faith


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