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Marilyn McCabe

Marilyn McCabe

Marilyn McCabe's poetry and essays have been published in such magazines as Nimrod, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Painted Bride Quarterly. Two chapbooks produced in collaboration with poets Mary Sanders Shartle and Elaine Handley were awarded best poetry book prizes in 2006 and 2007 by the Adirondack Center for Writing. Her chapbook Rugged Means of Grace is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

"...for, Behold, The Kingdom Of God Is Within You." Luke 17:21

Not what I expect.
The hills are easy: they please,
leaning sun-etched
peaks. There are flowers,
burgundy, indigo, trees
like towers
or fountains.
Light thick as clouds

muffle sun. Odd fogs drift,
scatter of hail. spatter of rain,
winds shift.
There are dark turns, rumble of far trains.
Marshy worm scent, and leaves, dry.
Departing birds; their high cry.