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1920 1279 Daniel Baker


It started with a murmur,​ a low hum blown by coastal winds.​ The insistence of waves was static​ grown grey in the dusk.​ Zumbadorcito and…

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612 612 Jason Ramsey

When You Were Young

When you were young, spirits rose from hollow arms, petals aligned in rows, sundresses draped from hips like windblown sails, lips crested waves. When you…

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1920 1355 Amanda N. Butler

Sonnet For My Goddaughter

Holding your new form, resting in arm’s niche, in that moment, forever devoted – the Lord, sewing us in a blanket stitch – I vow…

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1920 1280 Karen Friday

When The Wheels On The Bus Stop Going Round

He turned off the lights. My heart—almost audible—frantic inside my chest. Late evening approached when a handful of people boarded a Greyhound bus. As the…

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1920 1277 Sarah Rennicke

Burn My Bones

Smoke and sear across my heart. For something. For someone. I need to feel needles pricking my skin, leaving imprints on my soul. I need…

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1920 1279 Catherine Lawton

Earth And Heaven

As wind in the forest bends the trees With sounds of whooshing and unearthly creaks, In Sunday sanctuary where footfalls creak wood, Both moved and…

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1920 1078 Abigail Carroll


Be map, be lamp, be flame for my way, be sole of my shoe, be stride of my walk, be mountain, be forest, be cool…

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1920 1280 Abigail Carroll


Sing through the lathe of your mouth Sing on the salt of your breath Sing through the rigs of your lungs Sing out your debts…

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1920 1280 Rory Fry

Awaken Us From Weakness

Awaken us from our weakness Shake us from our sleep Break us Lord To make us Take us to our knees Where we are vapor…

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1920 1280 Abigail Carroll

Learning To Pray

When I say I have passed the afternoon watching loosestrife lean against the wind at the edge of the lake, what I mean is this:…

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1920 1384 Rory Fry

Prayers Of A Pot

For wisdom I turn to You To know real love And practice Truth By Your strength For Your name You said to ask To humbly…

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1920 1280 Daniel Baker

Morning Liturgy

Good morning again,​ child of God.​ Belov’d of the Father,​ as in the Son.​ Wholly lived in holy hope,​ weariness undone.​ Unfinished, re-created,​ crushed, crashed-crimson,​…

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1920 1080 Melinda VanRy

The Weight Of Your Pain

People. Pain. It’s impossible to be around people and not brush up against someone’s pain. Who among us has never been weighted down by chains…

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1920 1328 Robert Rife

A Saturday Examen

Let the baptismal waters drown this insubstantial love and choke the complexities of my lostness. Cleanse my spiritual palette and don the insignificance of wayward…

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1920 1275 Robert Rife

A Friday Examen

Sometimes, on the way into darkness I stub my toe on the eyelash of God. Sometimes, forgotten in never-spoken dreams I hear the hushed and…

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1920 1271 Catherine Lawton

Snow On Good Friday

We grieve when snow falls on Good Friday eve. What about the greening, the beginnings of spring? when like manna fallen from Heaven— “My body…

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1920 1260 Robert Rife

A Thursday Examen

Here, the light blows past my eyes like breezes of sapphired memories imploding into smallest beauties, personified. * * * Here, I escape Neptune’s icy…

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1920 1285 Beckie Lindsey


I’m awake and I don’t want to be. It’s too dark to be near dawn. I curl on my side, drawing the blankets over my…

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1920 1280 Adrian Encomienda

Escapement From The Valley Of Death

The night had beckoned at my door With sackcloth colored hair and robe And in my mind I knew it was My time to leave…

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1920 1080 Robert Rife

A Wednesday Examen

Glance, and I will escape you. Look, and I will show you. Behold, and I will move you. Observe, and I will educate you. See,…

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