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The Dove

O cease my wandering soul, On restless wing to roam; All the wide world, to either pole, Has not for thee a home. Behold the Ark of God, Behold the open door; Hasten to gain that dear abode, And rove, … Continue reading

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Epiphanies

Epiphanytide is what we’re in right now. It’s the stretch between the adoration of the magi and the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, or Ash Wednesday, depending on your tradition. That’s because there’s not just one Epiphany. “Epiphany” is … Continue reading

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Here is the Little Door

Here is a little poem–not by G. K. Chesterton, but by his wife Frances. Frances had her own writing career, and her poetry was much influenced by her husband’s style. Herself childless, she often dwelt on the “tiny hands” and … Continue reading

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News

Today is J. R. R. Tolkien’s 125th birthday, and I’m opening a new poetry blog over at Middling Yard.  The new blog will showcase fantastic/Romantic/speculative poetry (hence the connection with Tolkien).  Here at The Middle Room, I’ll continue to post … Continue reading

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Never weather-beaten sail

Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore, Never tired pilgrim limbs affected slumber more, Than my wearied sprite now longs to fly Out of my troubled breast; O come quickly, O come quickly, O come quickly, sweetest Lord, And … Continue reading

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After Illness

Lord, it is time. The sun is up, and I (After long rest, Lord, if it was not sweet) Must rouse my feet and rise. Outside The small things run. A wounded sparrow, fleet, Falling, re-wings and dares on high … Continue reading

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Incipit

Jhesu Christe, qui est terminus sine termino, da mihi dicere tibi quod placeat et sit gratum. Jesus, Word forever spoken, Spoken as itself the end, Tendered both as thing and token, Sign and what all signs portend: May these words … Continue reading

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