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Poems from the Current Issue

Tempest

By Scott Cairns

Glossolalia

By Natasha Okadokun

Sweet Life

By Scott Cairns

Dark Talent

By Natasha Oladokun

Poems from the Archive

As Saint Mark Says They Mustn’t


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The Sea Here, Teaching Me


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Forgiveness


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The Key


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The Language of Flannelgraph


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image of dusk and people holding three white balloons in the darkness by trees, the balloons are lit up and glowing slightly, everything else in the image is bathed in shadows.

Visions of My Children


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Bone Anthem


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The Bar Mitzvah


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Prayer


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A Photograph from the Hubble Telescope


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The Harrowing


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The Grackles


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Altricial


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overlook of rooftops in Jerusalem in 1940.

The New Jerusalem


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Repetition Compulsion


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Pontius Pilate Fugue


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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Manual for the Would-Be Saint


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Stalwart


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Our Heads against the Walls


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Hesychasterion


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The Present


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Name and Nature


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Salt Wife


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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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Fool Plow


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Lascaux


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Nostalgia for the Doughnut Shop


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In a Dream William Stafford Visits Me


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Before Entering


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Four Poems


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Sunrise Insomnia Service


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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[Do you remember the seraphim]


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Question for My Father


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The Moss Method


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Prodigal Body


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And I Will Look for You in Fields of Poppies


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Tenebrae


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Temple Gaudete


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The Mole


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image of a wall lit up red and gold by a metal lamp with glass panes. the rest of the image is in darkness.

Rugby Wheels


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When I Meet You


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Fishguard Harbour  


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Lacrimae Rerum


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The Cost of Lessons


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The Music before the Music


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Landscape with No Variations


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Meditation on the Evangelista


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Putting Out into the Deep from Gloucester


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Walking the Dog Last Night


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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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Return to the Beginning


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Birth/Rebirth


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Easter Pantoum


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Further Notes on the Martyrs


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Houghton Lake


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Paradise


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Note to My Sister from Notre Dame


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Orpiment


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