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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 2, June 2017

Sandra Renew
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Turning the pages

Searching through old holy books, I find heavy mystery in the paper, enigma in the ancient texts. I am forced to reverence without any specific belief. Many of the parables and other stories seem to use blood and disaster to worry my mind. I hold the weight in my hands, fearful of damaging the brittle, thin pages or brushing flakes of leather from the cowhide covers.

the pages of Pushkin
I'm exiled
again in Siberia . . .
even those winters bring me joy



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