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The Age of Loss


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Tenebrae


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Homily


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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Middle Distance, Morning


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The Language of Flannelgraph


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World


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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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far away shot of a city and freeway in twilight. everything in the image is bathed in a deep purple, violet twilight. on the freeway, the headlights of the car make little pinpricks of light. the sky hanging above the earth is dark purple nearest the ground and the trees, and then there is a burst of yellow and deep pink clouds under a pale sky the color of eggshells, just as a smooth, and dimming steadily.

Lord, Sky


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Canticle of the Penitent Magdalene


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a photo of a white stucco cathedral in a city of flat white stone houses. the image is overlaid with a faint haze of the same photo flipped upside down and placed on the top (reversed). There is a purple tint to the shadows, a bluish haze to the center of the image.

Lessons


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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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The Harrowing


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image of a large pinkish wave or spray of water crashing over a dark green rock. the image is full of the water's spray, like a thick haze you can feel.

Hesiod on Bushfire


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I Loved You Before I Was Born


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William Eggleston


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The Sea Here, Teaching Me


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Impractical Part


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At the Amphitheatrum Flavium


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Prodigal Body


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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Hesychasterion


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Woodpile


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The Microbiome and the Boson


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Prodigal


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Rothko


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Caldey


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Four Poems


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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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Our Royalty


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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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Note to My Sister from Notre Dame


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Hail, Spirit


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[My brain is like a millstone]


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Another Idiot Psalm: We Say Flight


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Apocalypse Love


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The Key


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Postscript


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Ex Nihilo, Then Us


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Emerson Mourns the Death of His Son


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Church Bells


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Translation Back Into Native Tongues


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Return to the Beginning


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Domestica


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The Moss Method


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Tongue Is the Pen


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The Entry into Jerusalem


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Manual for the Would-Be Saint


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Meditation on Soteriology


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Still Alive, with Crows


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The Harrowing


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


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Adjusting to Darkness


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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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Appeal to the Self


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In a Dream William Stafford Visits Me


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Cotton Mather Examines Four Children Afflicted by Witchcraft


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Stole


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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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The Madman’s Prayer


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Hymn


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Paradise


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Coming into the Kingdom


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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The Breaking Strain of Grace


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The Ordinary Time


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Fist


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Rumspringa


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George Herbert on the Road to Salisbury


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Ephesus


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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Lent


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As Saint Mark Says They Mustn’t


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Salt of Sodom


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And Yet another Page and Yet


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Small Graces


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How Long the Long Winter


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Cloudless


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Icon of an Unknown Saint


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Glowworm


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Atheism’s Easier


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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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Christ in São Paulo


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The Taste of Eden


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Altricial


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Advent, First Frost


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A True Story


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How the Band Becomes One Body


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Anti-poetics


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The Field


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Broken Cup


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abstract image of a close up of a glass filled with red liquid, in front of a background that is blurry and makes a natural gradient: white at the top, a thick band of emerald green, a thin band of lighter green, an even thinner but darker band of green, and then a white strip again that is faded into.

Happiness


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Mary


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At Heaven’s Rim


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The Yes


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Faith


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My Mother’s Visit


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You Who Seek Grace from a Distracted God


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A Photograph from the Hubble Telescope


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Temple Tomb


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Uncomfortable Things


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On Saturday Night My Brother and I Go to the Auction


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A Quick Interpretation of the Sixth Seal


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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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