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Adiáphora

Bishop (of robes)

Bishop (of air)

Thinking of Jonah at the Children’s Museum

Knock

House of Sparrows

Psalm for P.

Your Face Has Always Been Peppered with Moles

Sometimes a Prayer

Night Thoughts

Poems from the Archive

William Eggleston


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Enormous Holdings


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Ash Wednesday, Unshowered


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Note to My Sister from Notre Dame


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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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From The Book of Brothers


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The Lord Spoke to the Fish


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Blood Blessing


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image of a golden semi-translucent ash tray on top of a white wooden table, covered in old cigarette butts. a slit of light in a rectangular slat falls from the top left corner of the image to the bottom right.

Willie’s Not Right


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Annunciation


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Russian Bell


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The Offices


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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Once


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Easter Pantoum


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Sentence


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Advent


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Domestica


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The Reflection


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Pears, Unstolen


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The Moss Method


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Grace in Action or Murphy’s Law in Reverse


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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Image

Anti-poetics


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Verbum: A Rhapsody


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Of the Body Taken In


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And If Jesus Asked You to Breakfast?


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Lacrimae Rerum


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Canticle of the Sleeping Child


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Verdigris


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Meadow Flowers (Goldenrod and Wild Aster)


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Image

Deus ex Machina


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About Angels: Cahors, France, 2007


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Late Easter, Spring Come Lately


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Beginnings Again


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Orchard


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Before Entering


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Our Heads against the Walls


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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Salt of Sodom


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The Entry into Jerusalem


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

Harrow


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double exposure of the top of a verdant green tree branching onto a pale blue sky, overlaid with a photo of five-petaled white flowers in a cluster on top.

Imagineer of Variety


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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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Imperative


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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You Couldn’t Believe as I Did


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Rare Sighting


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To Begin With


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Ephesus


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New Year, Good Work


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Church Bells


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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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Kinds of Resistance


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The Microbiome and the Boson


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Sometimes It’s Easy to Know What I Want


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Fool Plow


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black and white image looking upward to the center ceiling of a vast cathedral, with an icon placed in a circle at the top of the ceiling. light pours in from the windows near the top. all the beams lead upwards.

The Cathedral of Barcelona


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Creed in the Santa Ana Winds


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Stalwart


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A Photograph from the Hubble Telescope


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Lacrimae Rerum


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Orpiment


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Impromptu Novena in September


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Translation Back Into Native Tongues


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Tongue Is the Pen


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Hive Boxes


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Pears, Unstolen


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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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At Heaven’s Rim


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landscape of stony crags and green grass, an area of yellow from the sun.

He Weeps among the Clare Antiquities


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A Song on Geronimo’s Grave


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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She Waits


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Death Room, Fort Scott, 1949


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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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abstract image in gold and orange with hints of red. sweeps of color, looks like molten gold or a galaxy cast in bronze.

The Earth


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Creed in the Santa Ana Winds


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Learning the Crawl


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The First Horse of the Apocalypse


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This Orange That


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The Years Were Patient with Me


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hydrangea


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Emerson Mourns the Death of His Son


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Sentence


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Backyard Apotheosis


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Domestica


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Image

The Open Window


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Impractical Part


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The Death of Barabbas


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Friend


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The Key


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Switzerland


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The Wasp on Kierkegaard


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Furta Sacra


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Pontius Pilate Fugue


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Liturgy of the Hours


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a still life painting with a blue background. on the top is leafy and flowery plants in a vase, bowls filled with fruit (figs and grapes and marrow bones). it is very opulent.

The Wasp on Renaissance Painters


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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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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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The Soul


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Bewilder


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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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[You bind my hands with saliva]


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