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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

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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Woman Holding a Balance


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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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The Harrowing


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Hymn


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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I Loved You Before I Was Born


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Irenology


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The Key


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This is Not About Looking Like a Success


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When I Meet You


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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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For the Virgin of Sorrows


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[Today, having swigged a half-liter]


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Articulation


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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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Stuart Devlin’s Sculpture


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Bede’s Sparrow


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Orange and Spices


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On Visiting Carthage


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The Good Samaritan Speaks


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World


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I Stand and Knock


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Advent


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The Priesthood of Pediatric Heart Surgeons


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Name and Nature


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Reading Dan Beachy-Quick, Wonderful Investigations


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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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In the Beginning Was the Word


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Prayer at Evening


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Christ in São Paulo


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You Who Seek Grace from a Distracted God


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Wonders of the Invisible World


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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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Sharing a Painting


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Psalm Ghazal I & II


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The Iberian Muse


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The Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas


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Our Heads against the Walls


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Onesimus


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Sentence


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The Moss Method


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A True Story


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Just Time


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Friend


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This Orange That


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Field


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Coming back from the dead


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Fist


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At Chinese Harbor


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Ars Proverbium


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The Smithsonian Museum of Supernatural History


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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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Doubt at Easter


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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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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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Byzantine Gold


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Rusted Chain


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