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A little piece on homesickness


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Dearly beloved readers, apologies for a long silence. I know I am not supposed to write such things, because I am supposed to privilege “real life”, but I can’t help feeling nevertheless that those who read this blog would have more of an idea of what it is that lights my fire than many I

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Our wordless tearless dumbness of distress


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It’s been too long, and sometimes you simply need some Christina. So here are a few stanzas from Later Life: A Double Sonnet of Sonnets (the poem featured in my header) that I have not posted before. Oh how I love Christina. Herein lies permission for all our floundering, and a prayer for the way out.

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Sunday


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Alone Lord God, in Whom our trust and peace,    Our love and our desire, glow bright with hope;    Lift us above this transitory scope Of earth, these pleasures that begin and cease, This moon which wanes, these seasons which decrease:    We turn to Thee; as on an eastern slope    Wheat feels

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