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WINDOW - WINDOW, OUR LADY

First Place 2012 Poetry Contest Winner

WINDOW To win. To do. To undo. To Endow. To bow. To wind down. To want to
be like the wind. To hold or stop the wind. To be made of glass; to shatter one Sunday
morning. To hold all, as in: He wished to see fall and all through the morning
window, but morning decided to move on without him
. Also, to be in the window (to
be lustful of); to have a window (most often temporal); to go in or out the window
(sometimes vulgar); anything resembling the color of last evening’s sunset breaking
through an open controlled burn prairie. Uncontrolled. In some senses: sinful, stained.

SEE: BROKEN, BROTHER/BROTHERLESS, CLOSED, EMPTY, LOST, SOLD,
SOUL, STAINED, UNWALL

SEE ALSO: DANTE’S COMMEDIA, LONGFELLOW TRANSLATION OF;
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH GRADE SCHOOL, DE PERE, WI (1954
1962)

 

WINDOW, OUR LADY OF THE BEAUTIFUL  Usually: to mother. Sometimes:
to other or to hold. Implied: to have a son, a brother, or other made of glass. To say,
Notre-Dame de la Belle Verrière and mean all these things. To see suddenly. Also, to
stand silently, to breathe color, to create colors that don’t recognize each other or are
easily lead astray. To become daily or silent. To arrive speaking without words.
Unknowable. Unseen (in many senses), but can also mean to be seen, as in: I saw you
yesterday in the south choir in Chartes Cathedral. Are you still in Bay 14?

SEE: ENTHRONED, OPPORTUNE, STONE, UNHEARD OF, UNTOLD,
VENERATE

SEE ALSO: SISTER MARY THEODORETTE, SSND; MORNING OFFERING;
TEMPTATION OF CHRIST, THIRD

 

from The Incomplete Glass Man’s Glossary

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CX Dillhunt is the author of Things I’ve Never Told Anyone (Parallel, 2007), Girl Saints (Fireweed, 2003), and co-author of Double Six (Endeavor, 1994) with his son Drew. Dillhunt is assistant editor for Hummingbird: Magazine of the Short Poem and was co-editor for the Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar: 2006.

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