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Poems in Image

Poems from the Current Issue

Signs

A Small Psalter

Yield

Lessons of a Gentle Childhood

Sensuum Defectui

Theodicy with Tents and Masonry

Veiled Images at Passiontide

The Virgin and the Stone

The Angel of Rain

O Men

Poems from the Archive

Lent: Deformed Pussy Willow


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In the Beginning Was the Word


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Cyprian Variations


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Star Child


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Near-Annunciation at Carroll’s Point


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Thoughts Without Order Concerning the Love of God


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El Cristo de Piedra


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Canticle of the Cherry Tree


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Once


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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New Year, Good Work


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Furta Sacra


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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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The Mole


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


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The Shadow-Cross


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The Bar Mitzvah


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Plowboy’s Bible


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Disciple’s Song


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purple lilies or violets in front of a blurred out green background in soft bluish light, framed in a rounded black rectangle.

Longing


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Walking to Emmaus


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Middle Distance, Morning


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Venice: The Jewish Cemetery on the Lido


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Before Entering


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Making Dinner I Think about Poverty—


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A Bridge to Job


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Image of a house in the dead of night. The house sits in the lower left half of the frame and looks like a cut-out from black paper, lit up only by purple light coming from the windows and doors. To the left is an enormous tree shrouded in shadows. A low cloud hangs near the right side sky of the frame. Above the house is a vast sweep of stars on the gray sky.

Domus


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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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A Chastisement of Deer


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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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Sardis


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Pont des Arts


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A Good Death


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Deus Ex Machina


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One Morning


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Sigh in Silence


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Image

Anti-poetics


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Advent


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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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Psalm Ghazal I & II


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Image

Tiny Fish


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Advent, First Frost


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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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From The Book of Brothers


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Quantum Physicists in a Night Garden


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The Field


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Salt of Sodom


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Onesimus


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Image

Deus ex Machina


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Stole


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Now I Lay Me Down


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Atheism’s Easier


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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Every Day I Touch Things


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Abraham on the Way to the Sacrifice


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Ephesus


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World


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Scale


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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Ex Nihilo


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Walking to Emmaus


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Advent, First Frost


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El Cristo de Piedra


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Sunday: Day of Rest


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Leeks


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Kinds of Resistance


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March: Saint John the Divine


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The Wolf of Gubbio


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Image

Deus ex Machina


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Infantile Paralysis


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The Perfectly Transparent Splinter


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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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Sunrise Insomnia Service


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The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse


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The Shadow-Cross


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Field


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From The Book of Brothers


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“Remember Me as One Who Woke Up”


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Rare Sighting


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Our Royalty


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Sometimes I Am Permitted


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Prayer at Evening


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Harmonium


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Advent


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Salt of Sodom


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Tenebrae


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Irenology


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Cloudless


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Image

The Holy Fool Meets Himself on One of His Highways


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Spiritual Fallout


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Learning the Crawl


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Topographies of Easter


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Glowworm


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Fist


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Image

Psalm for the Lost


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A Christmas Story


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Love’s Last


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Hive Boxes


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Tobacco, Psalms, and Bloodletting


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Spontaneous


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Psalm Ghazal I & II


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A Chastisement of Deer


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The Grackles


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The Assumption of Miriam from a Winter Street, 1942


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I Said to God, “I’m Thinking of You”


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For Whom the Resurrection is the Full Moon Rising


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Prodigal


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Ars Proverbium


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In a Dream William Stafford Visits Me


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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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The Sea Here, Teaching Me


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Every One Such as I


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The Age of Loss


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When the Lord Returns in His Creaturely Perfection


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A Good Death


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Manual for the Would-Be Saint


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Full Thunder Moon


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Image

Syllable Nutshell


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Temple Tomb


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Self-Portrait with Preacher, Pain, and Snow


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