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Sunday Stew: Eight Days the Light Continued on Its Own

by Nicholas Gordon

Eight days the light continued on its own:
A miracle, they say, but not more so
Than ordinary lives of flesh and bone,
Consuming wicks burned ashen long ago.
Within there is a mystic lake of fire,
Fuel-less energy, power uncelled,
Unmeasured fount of obstinate desire,
Hope burning, where no hope was ever held.
Invisible source of all that’s seen or seeing,
Unseen light that animates the void;
Unlit spark of indivisible Being,
Shard of One that cannot be destroyed:
To be so vast a miracle till death
Is why we struggle fiercely for each breath.

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Sunday Stew: No Map, No Jud (for Judith Roche)

by Paul Nelson

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Rainier Beach resident Paul E Nelson founded SPLAB (Seattle Poetics LAB) & the Cascadia Poetry Festival, wrote: American Sentences, A Time Before Slaughter and is Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia and 56 Days of August: Poetry Postcards. His book of interviews taken from 16 of his 600+ interviews is: American Prophets (Interviews 1994-2012.) Hear interviews at his blog: www.PaulENelson.com

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