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I have a new poem, “Concerning Apple Pie,” in Referential Magazine, a new literary magazine edited by Jessie Carty.

Also in the magazine are poems by Scott Owens (featured poem) and Rose Auslander and a short story by Dawn Corrigan.

Thank you, Jessie.

Merton’s Voice:

The trees indeed love You without knowing You. The tiger lilies and corn flowers are there proclaiming that they love You, without being aware of Your presence. The beautiful dark clouds ride slowly across the sky musing on You like children who do not know what they are dreaming of, as they play.

But in the midst of them all, I know You, and I know of Your presence.

Merton, Thomas. Thoughts in Solitude. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999, p. 99.

Prayer:

They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper. (NRSV Ps 1:3)

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