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Mary Magdalene – My Lord

“I counted myself among those who followed you. It was said that I was but a woman and yet you welcomed me. I followed you and you spoke to me. Your words fed me, you strengthened me to stand, a woman among men, as witness.”

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Poetry of Louie Crew

by Louie Crew Click on the titles to hear the poems read by Dr. Crew. Psalm 1B Miserable is the person who never talks with

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Dwelling in Safety: A poem from the weeks following 9/11/2001, 2001

What are we neglecting in our scrambling for assurance and safety and control? What endures? What are the lingering questions. I think the poem still captures where I am with this, though it takes on fresh irony in light of the recent damage to the Cathedral. I hope it will speak, in this 10th anniversary season, to readers of the Café

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Spirit of invention

What if the boat doesn’t float?

Sinks straight to the bottom?

And I end up with just a wet butt

And everything wasted.

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The long green season

Here on my patio

This July morning

After drenching, cleansing

Storms in the night,

I rest amid birdsong,

Surrounded in green

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