Poetry

Two Poems

 A Simple Young Woman Who Married a CarpenterThere’s the mother stunned and bleedingThe men talk above herShe knew what to dobabies were ordinarythough the...

Ants

This is the earth beforeanyone laughed.This is the persistent prehistoricrepublic rising up along the wall,escaping the rising groundwater tryingnot to drown. ...

Three Poems

My Young Friend’s ChildrenThey are a fact, they certainly are thereIn the mirror, as you comb your beard and hair. They’re sleeping, but there’s nothing more...

At The Catholic Worker House: 1968

Flitting & chattering to herself, someone’s mother hovers aboveher bowl of soup with a thin, conspiratorial rectitude, the bowlloaded to the very edge of a...

Tree Of Life

Between the devil and the deep blue sea—a tree, its branches whorledto snag the spinner sun mid-flightand glean from day’s glazed bowl of lighta skein of sugars for...

Imagine the Crucifixion Itself

I don’t want to look.Besides, why think ofjust one death whenthis morning 300 in Cairo—for example.Besides,I need to be ableto turn to the class tomorrowand say...

Ecumenical

 “On the great book that’s titled Pheasant Huntingthis is the cover photo,” Steven says.Heavy cover varies from brown to baizesilvered with frost, with not an...

Vacation

Beyond my pillowthe Arnostalls.Carp are still.No current disclosessource from destination.Spring and seapauselike two middle-agedshoppers comparingthe virtues...

The Road To Emmaus Reconsidered

their hearts burnedbecause the Scriptures burned within Himlonging to be shared like bread—Lou Ella Hickman, IWBS

Diversion at the Piano

The early winter light is so bright I can’t seethe page, as if I’m writing blind. I hearsinging and write that, following sounds. The white fog clears with no...

After Hopkins

Indivisible I divine            in leaf’s veins, lung’s blood,       ...

Out at the Root

Shore pine on the sea cliff,perennial axletree on whichstars wheel—waves of the highest high tide have half-unearthedits hold. The intricate rootworkthat like...
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Borrowed Voices

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Goaded by Doubt

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Songs of Himself

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