Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Night Before the Wedding

by Christopher Raley   Street light on faithless concrete and the smell of salt in fog resurrect in sound and linking chords of a twenty-seven year old song.   A pagan chapel in the hills, and the groom wore sandals. … Continue reading

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Four Sonnets on Psalm 1

by Christopher Raley i You have said the righteous is like a tree planted in a garden by a river. Your river runs its course from spring to ocean carving its slow and deep mark in the earth;   rushing … Continue reading

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by Christopher Raley   I remember him on stage alone with the witness of wood and wire plucked. The darkness upheld his voice, and his words stood in the stillness around my tongue.

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