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Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +20)

(Matthew 22:34-46)

The soul stands on deck, rain-soaked in the storm,
wind-lashed, anxiously watching the dark sky. 100 more words

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New poem: "... was lonely."

… was lonely.

By J. K. McDowell

October 2014

The whirlwind was lonely. What was the explanation

For the attraction? At the swirling center

I could see the future breaking loose of the chains. 134 more words

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Threshold Day

Tomorrow will be a threshold day
The dark corridor of mourning
Will open wide to the the sanctuary of grief
The sun will rise
The rain will fall… 53 more words

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Echolocation, Issue 14 Launch

Echolocation, a beautiful annual magazine produced by graduate English students at the University of Toronto, just published its fourteenth issue, and I am pleased to announce that within its pretty pages are two new poems by me! 241 more words


Description of a Journey "Home"

My journey to Berkshire County last night was quite a bit of an adventure. The last half was made in the darkness. The roadway, the Taconic State Parkway through New York, can only be described as an hour long roller coaster ride, not unlike I imagine the experience of Space Mountain in Disney world. 296 more words

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New poem: Autumn

A tree I saw yesterday morning, an old lady who I met in my local town and a poem by the French poet Jacques Prevert mingled in my mind when I got up this morning. 53 more words

Poetry In Schools

Poem For The Sunday Lectionary (Pentecost +19)

(Exodus 33: 12-23)

Blood-red sun
rises into
autumn ripened sky

splitting gray
morning open like
softened stone

and something
gentle is… 49 more words

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