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Jeremiah Dalton (1824-1882), XII Corps, Union Army. “To go against everything I’ve known, against everything everyone around me believes, against everything the churchmen preach, against everything my father and his fathers taught, against traditions and beliefs going back hundreds, thousands of … Continue reading
Miriam Landor (b. 1981). Poet. Her books include Amharic Odes, Decadent Lustre, and The Afterlife of Roy Earle. Jesus Christ was a woman walking in her garden with her wife, a Persian poet. They held hands in the twilight, talking … Continue reading
O days when the world was fair and strange, and strange stars blazed in the Southern night. Ghostly scent of pine from the canopy shrouding the encampment; strange landscape, strange birds, unknown back home, smoke rising from half-extinguished fires. These … Continue reading
MANY THINGS ARE POSSIBLE Not everything. Not paradise or perfection. But many things. Better things. Clearer, deeper ways of seeing. Richer, deeper ways of being. Many things are possible. Despair is a disease spread by the powerful, like smallpox laced … Continue reading
At midnight, not a flicker; it’s still burning, blank and unobtrusive on my desk. No presence to be taken in or tended: a flame that’s conquered night but lost its breath.
They lined the pit with well-cut planks, and when the body was laid in, they roofed it close with more wood. Then they heaped earth down, to preserve the corpse, worthy vessel of its soul, from rain and time’s ruin. … Continue reading