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Poems from the Current Issue

Domestic

By Dana Littlepage Smith

Mary, Mother

By Dana Littlepage Smith

Fat Tuesday

By Dante Di Stefano

Exodus

By Dante Di Stefano

Crewelwork

By Leslie Williams

[Almost nothing happened...]

By Michel Houellebecq

Evening without Mist

By Michel Houellebecq

To the One Who Tames

By Sharon Dolin

Life Says

By James McMichael

Relic

By Matthew Thorburn

Kestrel

By John F. Deane

Name and Kind

By John F. Deane

Graveyard Prayer

By Robert Cording

Spring Begetting

By Robert Cording

Poems from the Archive

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 Man in the Next Pew


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Bone Anthem


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By Other Names


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In the Candleroom at Saint Bartholomew’s on New Year’s Eve


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Fire in Freedom


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The Perfectly Transparent Splinter


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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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Goodbye


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A Bridge to Job


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Another Idiot Psalm: We Say Flight


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Mixed Company


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Return to the Beginning


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The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse


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Conjoined


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The Taste of Eden


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A Prayer for Home


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Minium


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Argyle among the Moveen Lads


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The Madman’s Prayer


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I Am Poured Out Like Water


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Bewilder


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old black and white image that looks like a polaroid of a large campfire. the flames are in a warm glow in the center. behind the fire sits four blurry people, caught in mid-motion in the shadows.

Last Night’s Fire


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The Look of Love


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Charisma


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Folding a Five-Cornered Star So the Corners Meet


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I Said to God, “I’m Thinking of You”


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Pears, Unstolen


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Guide to Avian Architecture


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At Heaven’s Rim


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Cloudless


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Evolution


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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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Middle Distance, Morning


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


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Star Child


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Portrait of the Psalmist as Ultra-Singer


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Easter Pantoum


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Advent


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Pontius Pilate Fugue


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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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Postscript


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Credo


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Blessing


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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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The Manifestation


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Island as the End of the World


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Name and Nature


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Notre Dame


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Icon of an Unknown Saint


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Sabbath


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From The Book of Brothers


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The Soul


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Uncomfortable Things


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The Wolf of Gubbio


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She Waits


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Stole


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Ya-Quddus


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The Death of Barabbas


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Broken Cup


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