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Tempest

By Scott Cairns

Glossolalia

By Natasha Okadokun

Sweet Life

By Scott Cairns

Dark Talent

By Natasha Oladokun

Poems from the Archive

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Ex Nihilo, Then Us


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hydrangea


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multiple frames of the same windows up at the top of the ceiling. The room is dim and the windows let in blue from the trees and golden light.

At the Synagogue Rummage Sale


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Switzerland


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Lacrimae Rerum


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Repetition Compulsion


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Before Entering


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Last Judgment in Ferrara


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Orpheus in the Garden


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Spontaneous


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Making Cents


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When God Dreamed Eve through Adam


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Walking to Emmaus


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Prayer to the Holy Louse


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The Look of Love


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Sigh in Silence


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Grace in Action or Murphy’s Law in Reverse


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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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More Strange


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The Harrowing


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Scale


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She Waits


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Friend


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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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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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The Music before the Music


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Self-Portrait as a Lighthouse


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Late Easter, Spring Come Lately


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After


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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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When the Lord Returns in His Creaturely Perfection


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The Wolf of Gubbio


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Hive Boxes


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Salt Wife


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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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The Breaking Strain of Grace


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Sentence


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Impromptu Novena in September


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Daybreak, Winter


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Camp Meeting


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The Yes


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Homage to a Philosopher of History as a Small Child


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Quantum Physicists in a Night Garden


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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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Cloudless


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Thoughts Without Order Concerning the Love of God


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Ya-Quddus


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The Teachable Moment


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The Reflection


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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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Broken Cup


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Advent, First Frost


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March: Saint John the Divine


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The Death of Barabbas


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The Invented Child


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Between Prayer


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Monotheism


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Argyle among the Moveen Lads


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Homily


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Poverty


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