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Poems in Image

Poems from the Current Issue

Ego as Deduction (Agnes Martin Speaks)

Preacher

We Raise Our Hands for Mercy

The Rules

From This Broken Symmetry

The Ruined Saint

Monostich

Eve the Juggler

Sentimentalist

Étude for Disassembled Pump Organ

Poems from the Archive

Shortnin’ Bread


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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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close up image of salt crystals all jammed together, looking like tiny square textured mountains of ice.

Three Small Elegies, on Leaving Gotland


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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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The Invented Child


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close up image of a grasshopper seen from underneath, presumably floating on a glass.

Don’t beckon yet!…


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Naming the Thirst


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Uncomfortable Things


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Image

Tiny Fish


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Negative


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Lacrimae Rerum


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Port-au-Prince


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Radiant Energy


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On Saturday Night My Brother and I Go to the Auction


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shot of the interior of a craggy cave, lit up with red and orange light.

Harrow


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Elegy for D.S.


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Labyrinth, Chartres


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Sardis


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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Postscript


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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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The Clearing


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Thoughts Without Order Concerning the Love of God


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Self-Portrait as a Lighthouse


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Emerson Mourns the Death of His Son


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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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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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More Strange


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Prayer with Rotohammer


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Cloudless


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Christ in São Paulo


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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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Image

Psalm for the Lost


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Meeting-House Fire


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Our Royalty


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Deserted


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Pantoum for Seven Words


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Sharing a Painting


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Fourth Week, First Contemplation, Second Prelude


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Being the Song


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Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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Repetition Compulsion


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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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Rusted Chain


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For the Virgin of Sorrows


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Sometimes I Am Permitted


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Question for My Father


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At the Amphitheatrum Flavium


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The Age of Loss


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Blue Heron, Marlborough


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


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According


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Backyard Apotheosis


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Hymn


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Now I Lay Me Down


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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[My brain is like a millstone]


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Colloquy


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Signs


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Orchard


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