Category Archives: waking up

Saintly Places

We need to stand in saintly places the way our body needs food to not topple over We need to go there and find nearness there even just a rude rock-strewn place where something saintly took place or is taking … Continue reading

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Heart & Soul

  HEART & SOUL If all my poems seem to end up in the same place it’s because I also want to end up theregrateful to God and showered by the bliss of His Face Starting from a shadow say … Continue reading

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Poem: 12 / If I Should Die Tonight

If I should die tonight it would be like stepping out onto a big pond’s lily pads with all the other frogs combing out my hair and flames falling onto a plate the horse muzzle that follows me finally coming … Continue reading

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Poem: The Magnitude

The magnitude is impossible to deduce from this side of the sky From the other side of the sky everything’s possible A man with a deer’s head teaching mathematics to a classroom of students who ring like bells A plateau … Continue reading

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Poem: Because

Because he began as a baby and will end as an old man because the rose has a stem and isn’t all the way rose because the looming building casts a long shadow the squat building a short and we … Continue reading

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Poem: The World Went Away

1 The world went away on a hunting trip and left us alone in the long and short corridors and sudden staircases ascending heavenly levels A gray light entered around us with whispering tread and a soft electrical energy whose … Continue reading

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2 Poems: If We Woke Up One Morning / Blue Circles

IF WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING If we woke up one morning to find we didn’t exist would the fast be abrogated? Or be more completely fulfilled? If we were a vague fractal outline among mountain crags or mounded clouds … Continue reading

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