Michele Madigan Somerville

Mother, Author,
Poet, Teacher

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For as long as we have feared
darkness and frigidity, spires
we erect have nosed upwards
we have stretched to reach to touch
the celestial concert of bodies,
ambulant and fixed, whether
arrayed in borrowed light
or radiating with interior fire.

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Read “I’m With Jack” in Harvard Divinity Bulletin   Read “Born Again Catholic in Brooklyn,” New York Times 

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On Politics and Culture

I ordered two shower caddies about a week ago. Shower caddies are objects in which girls carry shampoo and loofahs to scuzzy outdoor showers at camp.

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