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Nostalgia for the Doughnut Shop


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an open window casts blue sunlight upon a white bed, behind it the wooden paneling is split in two colors by the light. a lamp with a green shade hangs over the middle of the bed. on top of the bedframe is a small window that reflects the mirror with the white curtains and the turquoise blue shadow-lit light spilling in.

What Is Offered


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Habits of Invention


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[Honey lives only]


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Still Alive, with Crows


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Name and Nature


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Kermes Red


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In the Beginning


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How Long the Long Winter


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The Angel of Rain


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Sometimes I Am Permitted


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George Herbert on the Road to Salisbury


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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Labyrinth, Chartres


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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Asperges


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Every Day I Touch Things


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The Key


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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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Psalm Ghazal I & II


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Image

I Am Poured Out Like Water


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How the Band Becomes One Body


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Canticle of the Penitent Magdalene


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Saint Francis Considers His Own Advice


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Birth/Rebirth


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May My Right Hand Forget Me


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The Language of Flannelgraph


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Between Prayer


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Confession: Quaker Meeting


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Apocalypse Love


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Meadow Flowers (Goldenrod and Wild Aster)


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Prayer


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Image

The Fruit Thereof


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The Ordinary Time


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The Track in the Wilderness


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Landscape with No Variations


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[A soft, slow smell rises up]


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Backyard Apotheosis


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Ars Cantata


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Stalwart


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[You bind my hands with saliva]


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Theodicy after City of God


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Confirmation Man


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Cross of Nails


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Ars Poetica: Baptismal Story


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From The Book of Brothers


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God Reads the Poem of the World with Interest


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In the House of God


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Notre Dame


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The Present


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Being the Song


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three champagne glasses set on the ground in front of feet walking away from the champagne. the image is in black and white and made with film, it is grainy and has a nostalgic feel to it.

Oriana Fallaci in New York


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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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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A Good Death


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Magdalen


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Blessing


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Spontaneous


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Prayer to the Holy Louse


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Image

In the Candleroom at Saint Bartholomew’s on New Year’s Eve


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Annunciation


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In Cutaway


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Plowboy’s Bible


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Waiting with Cynthia


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Sunrise Insomnia Service


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Theodicy after City of God


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You Who Seek Grace from a Distracted God


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And I Will Look for You in Fields of Poppies


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Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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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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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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Fourth Week, First Contemplation, Second Prelude


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Yam Kinneret: The Harp Music


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As Saint Mark Says They Mustn’t


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Credo


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His Purgations  


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an open window casts blue sunlight upon a white bed, behind it the wooden paneling is split in two colors by the light. a lamp with a green shade hangs over the middle of the bed. on top of the bedframe is a small window that reflects the mirror with the white curtains and the turquoise blue shadow-lit light spilling in.

What Is Offered


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Image

Deus ex Machina


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Lacrimae Rerum


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Mid-Flight, Mid-Ascension Virgin Photograph


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The Good Samaritan Speaks


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In Our First House of Marriage


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Canticle of the Penitent Magdalene


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Egypt’s Grief


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Midrash


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Onesimus


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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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Question for My Father


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[A soft, slow smell rises up]


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Atheism’s Easier


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The Music before the Music


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Radiance


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Some Small Bone


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Apocalypse Love


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Daybreak, Winter


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School


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Mary


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God Reads the Poem of the World with Interest


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Our Royalty


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Last Judgment in Ferrara


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A Photograph from the Hubble Telescope


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Orange and Spices


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Reflection upon Psalm 121


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Backyard Apotheosis


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Cyprian Variations


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A Request


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Late Bloomer


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Image

The Holy Fool Meets Himself on One of His Highways


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El Cristo de Piedra


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The Present


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Thoughts Without Order Concerning the Love of God


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Making Dinner I Think about Poverty—


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Conjoined


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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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Friend


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Woodpile


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She Waits


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Tabernacle


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Meeting-House Fire


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