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by Mary Avidano


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ISBN-13: 9781635345209
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 07/13/2018
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Mary Avidano, a retired minister, who is "still preaching," sometimes tells herself that she has been awarded a writer's residency. "I am a writer, and this is a residence," she says, referring to her small house on the outskirts of Elgin, Nebraska. Much of her writing is close to home, inspired by ordinary daily life. Mary believes that good poetry, like good preaching, finds us where we are.

Table of Contents


Fireflies 1

Believer’s Question 2

Keep a Green Tree in your Heart, And a Singing Bird

Will Come 3

Message 4

Baggage 5

The Ink Still Bright upon Its Leaves 6

Gerard’s Gift 7

To a Cottonwood beside Lake Ericson 8

Escapade 9

Street Lamp in Daytime 10


It Was the Times 12

City Lights 13

I Ask Amiel 14

Orphan Train 15

Belonging 16

His Book of Hours 17

Fels-Naptha 18

Babushka 19

To the Sisters, Unsent 20

A Color of Blue 21


Communion 24

The Preacher’s Sunday Afternoon 25

A Little-Known Book’s Last Request 26

Chanticleer 27

Northern Flicker at Work 28

Before Spring 29

In the Garden 30

Plum Thicket Haiku 31

To Those Young People at the Café 32

Return to Olson Nature Preserve 33

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