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Autumn
October 20, 2014
Alan Rice
Autumn is the time of year
when God’s invisible hand
paints the leaves
in broad strokes
of color,
then plucks them off
one by one.
Gather the Clouds
September 15, 2014
Claudia Monpere McIsaac
and all floating implements
star studded saints
and gemstone dreams
moon smoke      incense
squandered speech
hearts that have wandered
strangers squinting at the sky
...
Untitled
Sept. 1-8, 2014
Simon Perchik
You fold this sweater the way a moth
builds halls from the darkness it needs
to go on living—safe inside this closet
 
a family is gathering for dinner, cashmere
with oil, some garlic, a little salt, lit
...
Skeletal Prayer
July 21-28, 2014
John Davis Jr.
I speak bones to you in the morning—
hollow, fragile, ordained frameworks,
their marrow winnowed by earth time.
 
I hear emptiness in my pleas for health,
forgiveness, prosperity. Echoes ossify
...
Free Ride of Grace
July 7-14, 2014
Margaret Young
One February morning, pause
between kitchen and dining room
to weep at Belle and Sebastian
singing about God. The cold is good
for maple syrup, makes sap run,
you aren’t sure how, or why this pretty pop
...
Paul on the Adriatic
June 9-16, 2014
Dan MacIsaac
There stood by me this night the angel of God
       Acts 27:23
 
I have no fear of storms since I heard His voice—
my Accuser crying out of the sun.
While I am chained in the shivering hold,
the others cower and bleat to Baal.
But no fury can last. Light finds a way—
it streams through cracks in the throttled planks,
and illuminates the silk rigging
of a small...
Rhythms of Belief
June 9-16, 2014
Joseph P. Hoover
After the murder of Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s play, Brutus appeals to the charged, fearful crowd in a speech written in prose. He ends up getting his point across. People can see his side and why Caesar’s ambition was a threat to their freedom. But Mark Antony immediately follows him with his iconic speech composed in the rhythms and contours of verse—“ambition should be made of sterner stuff.” It blows the first speech out of the water. Antony stirs the...
Gaza Ghazal
May 26-June 2, 2014
Amit Majmudar
What milk      what honey you were promised gall       in Zion
Kiss the weeping wall’s cheek       love       sows salt in Zion
 
It’s the recurring dream       of all       who throw down roots here
You’re holding a shovel       amid a thousand       falling Zions
...
Soul II
May 12, 2014
Sandra Kathleen Orange
I hung my soul to dry on a fence post near the property line,
Just out of sight.
 
Days passed, rains came; it stiffened
Small black spots grew bit by bit
Then it was past rescue...
Martyrdom Is for the Young
April 21, 2014
Peter Kozik
Ursula, shot dead, marched the ten thousand
virgins, just walked them! with the pope in tow
to say she could or to prove maybe that
the purity of youth was worth the shock
of Huns beheading them, each and every
one, as God’s...
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