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Dark Mercy

From the October 2020 Print Edition

“Hast thy dark descending and most art merciful then.”Gerard Manley Hopkins, The Wreck of the Deutschland You who are both Beginning and Ending          Though You have neither;Maker both of light and darkness, blending          Judgment and . . . . Continue Reading »

Ascension Day: Facing East

From the April 2017 Print Edition

“Between the essence and the descentFalls the shadow.”—T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men “. . . All things proceed to a joyful consummation.”—T. S. Eliot, Murder in the Cathedral The candles lit, the altar boysAssume their seats. The smoke ascends.The incense, in procession, triesTo . . . . Continue Reading »