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November 21, 2021


Amen to the sacred feminine! This is a beautiful poem.

Love this, thank you!

Blessed art thou. Thank you for this!

What Jack Skelley said. Thanks, beautiful poet for this poem. Thanks beautiful soul Terry.

Love this poem - I'm ordering her book!

Thanks for the comment, Clarinda.

Christianity is an invasive species.
Love it Emily.

What's strong right away in this poem is the swing from the end of one line into the start of the next, this exceptional forceful enjambment. And then this speed of the lines and the way the voice seems to keep coming from different directions as it pours forward. Maybe on top of it all, this: "point at the way the lake lies,/with a hand full of feathers,/and they will look at the feathers. And kill you for it," the enviably great heart of this poem, which changes the day. Glad you wrote this Emily and thanks Terence for showing it.

Thanks, Prof. Berger, for that insightful take on the poem.

Wonderful poem. “Let us eat / what makes us holy.”

The assertion that Christianity did not find a home in the Orient, the late great Catholic theologian Hans Kung once countered with the example of Korea. If he could have heard this throbbing, pleading poem, he might have been moved to silence.

Resistance is carried out with such elegant force that one might miss it, yet it is there like a throbbing nerve, felt but invisible to the eye. Breathe in Yungmin's expansive spiritual intention. Thanks, Terence, for sharing this wisdom.

Robert---thanks for that comment.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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