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Security
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Linda Mills Woolsey At the regional airport in Waco, At the regional airport in Waco, on the third day of the war, we stand barefoot, as if on sac ...

A Desert Father Looks Back
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jene Beardsley Untitled Normal Page "…as if religion were a state of shock, deep, peaceful shock, that…men like these are driven into by the ...

Goldfinch
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Carol Hamilton He died in a munitions explosion He died in a munitions explosion, the exquisite artist wh ...

Between Cities
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ananda Robinson Blessed are those who wash their robes, Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life a ...

Praying Into the Equidistance
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 11:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Fredrick Zydek You must learn to say prayers You must learn to say prayers that become time travelers, pr ...

Button Your Shirt Before You Go
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

E. Ethelbert Miller (for Reetika) Dead woman loving him from her grave. Is this the end of love? I ...

Last Day
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Jill Alexander Essbaum And shall I rise up And shall I rise up like a loaf of bread from being so dead ...

Semipalmated Sandpipers at Hopewell Cape
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sarah Rossiter (Poetry, Departments) ...

Santa Barbara, California
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 10:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Demetria Martinez You see them You see them Everywhere If you choose: Hands that push Rags, rakes, br ...

On the Ninth Day of Christmas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Marilyn Robertson Rain tick tocks in the downspouts. Rain tick tocks in the downspouts. We rise ...

The Only Sermon
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Ayvazian If we dug a huge grave miles wide, miles deep if we dug a huge grave miles wide, miles deep ...

Patience of the Cross Timbers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 8:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Cynthia Gustavson Hundreds of years growing on a steep hill, desolate, aging / despite scarce nourishment, they wait for history to recog ...

A Man Playing the Flute from a Cliff Above the Pacific
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman Joseph Ross Indigo true Indigo true purest b ...

Reading Gilgamesh on the Day 500,000 Protesters Marched Against George W. Bush and Lockheed Martin's War on Iraq
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Go to the Cyclops, to their metalworks, to buy your armaments— Go to the Cyclops, to their ...

A Collect for the City Desert
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Matt Humm for Ash Wednesday As grey eyes adjust to the Darkness, Minaret evergreens—nun-like—stand ...

Possibilities
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 1:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marilyn Robertson Possibilities. Possibilities A teacher sits down at the feet of her students. Singing ...

I Would Not Disobey God
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Stuart Brodie For Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara The Lithuanians in Kaunas had never seen a Japanese man ...

The Scrap
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Craig McDonald (Based on Mark 7:24-30) "Phoenician bitch!" Peter's growl, stage-whisper sof ...

The Summer God Was Nine Years Old
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Kelly Sterns The summer God was nine years oldHeaven's swamp cooler broke for good. The summer God was n ...

On the Road to Emmaus
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger I once met a woman who— in a frenzy of wild praise and to fight the devil—ate glass. I once ...

Seven Miles Outside of Jerusalem
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 9:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Todd Davis Of course it's not what I expected. Of course it's not what I expected. How do you pre ...

Peasants Around Small Fires
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 8:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Therese Halscheid Along the Volga River, Russia 1993 flames orange their eyes the life inside their wor ...

For My Son
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 10:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Louise Murphy The sky is gorged with snow.  The sky is gorged with snow. Our small room smells of forest, p ...

My Work
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 8:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Ann Floreen Niedringhaus I keep track of the comings and goings of people. I keep track of the comings and go ...

The things they don't tell you about heaven
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jill Alexander Essbaum Apples still taste like apples.  Apples still taste like apples. The funny thing is, ...

Possible Answers to Prayer
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Scott Cairns Your petitions—though they continue to bearjust the one signature—have been duly recorded. Your ...

St. Teresa Puts in a Skylight
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:59pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret C. Szumoweski St. Teresa Puts in a Skylight St. Teresa Puts in a Skylight The woman made lo ...

Street Person, Portland, Maine
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Linda McCarriston Street Person, Portland, Maine: circa 1965 Street Person, Portland, Maine circa 1965 ...

The Car in the Snow
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rod Jellema Poetry is like prayer in that it is most effective in solitude and in the times of solitude as, for example, in the earliest m ...

Patmos
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

William Miller A poem Even today tourists come here for more than the blue Aegean sea, the little ...

Letter from the U.S.S. Prairie
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Lamberton You can imagine why they call this ship a tender You can imagine why they call this ship a t ...

Golgotha
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dale M. Kushner Very soon now the light shall die. Very soon now the light shall die. The Great World will ...

The Bowl Filling
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Carroll Fowler I didn’t follow the holy man around I didn’t follow the holy man around I never sat do ...

The Intercessor
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frederick Lewis Allen I have been in the House of Yahweh.   I have been in the House of Yahweh. There I ...

Letter to Tremblay About Death
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Fredrick Zydek Dear Gail: Dear Gail: Each day I pray the muses will bring me tasty nouns and surprising ver ...

Carol of Brother Ass
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 11:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Vassar Miller In the barnyard of my bone Let the animals kneel down... In the barnyard of my bone Let the a ...

At Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ernest Mulbah A poem for my grandfather. (Poetry, Departments) A poem for my grandfather. ...

Last Visit
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 11:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Murray Bodo ---in memory of Denise Levertov, 1923-1997 Like your poems the high front yard faces a lake ...

Fat God/Thin God
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Hadduck Fat God Fat God How can you mean to satisfy us by hurling down your bait— love writhing o ...

Exodus
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Judith Yarnall for Grace Lorch I praise an ordinary woman, greyblonde and stocky, nearing forty, who stood ...

Poem In Which I Accept That Absences Are Not Absences
Originally Posted: 06/19/2014 - 1:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret C. Szumoweski I accept the cardinal that comes to the tree... I accept the cardinal that comes to th ...

Nativity Scene
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pamela Rice Porter Carver at market speaks to a tourist Luanda, Angola Carver at market speaks to a tourist ...

For the Love of Saints
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 2:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mil Norman Risch The sky shifts pinks of light through louvered fingers... The sky shifts pinks of light thro ...

All Hallows' Parade
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 2:57pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary F.C. Pratt It rained and rained. It rained and rained. They were wringing out their tails, they were ...

Signal Fire
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 2:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Sparenberg Signal Fire I have come forth to set my heart on the ground and to make a small sig ...

The Joining
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 2:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martha Townley I am a needle sewing... I am a needle sewing the night air’s chorus of peepers. Use the ye ...

Rising
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 9:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Brown My Lord has lifted been in blackest blue... My Lord has lifted been in blackest blue in burdene ...

Rumi and Handel Struggle
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 8:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Patricia Rourke The book of the Persian poet covered in red amber promises riches, gold that filters through the cracks... ...

At Cappadocia
Originally Posted: 06/18/2014 - 8:44am | Type: Magazine Article

Anna Citrino Tufa twists into the sky... Tufa twists into the sky, fairy chimneys tall whirling dervish c ...

Wreath
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Mills Advent, 1996 Tonight we will circle the tall trunks of these candles with a wheel ...