Christian Wiman

(1966 / Texas)

Christian Wiman Poems

1. Darkness Starts 7/21/2014
2. Rhymes For A Watertower 7/21/2014
3. After the Diagnosis 3/27/2017
4. All Good Conductors 3/27/2017
5. Believing Green 3/27/2017
6. Lord Is Not a Word 3/27/2017
7. Love's Last 3/27/2017
8. The Mole 3/27/2017
9. More Like the Stars 3/27/2017
10. My Stop is Grand 3/27/2017
11. The Preacher Addresses the Seminarians 3/27/2017
12. Sitting Down to Breakfast Alone 3/27/2017
13. This Inwardness, This Ice 7/21/2014
14. Hard Night 7/21/2014
15. Do You Remember The Rude Nudists 11/21/2014
16. Night's Thousand Shadows 7/21/2014
17. The Last Hour 7/21/2014
18. From One Time 7/21/2014
19. The Ice Storm 7/21/2014
20. From A Window 12/23/2014

Comments about Christian Wiman

  • keni harris (2/8/2018 11:09:00 PM)

    what publishing house do u recomend for someone who is looking to get my poems published if they are good enough or could i send a few 0of them to see what you think.we are from the same town good olesnyder tx if u could see if you think they are worthy thank you very much

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Best Poem of Christian Wiman

From A Window

Incurable and unbelieving
in any truth but the truth of grieving,

I saw a tree inside a tree
rise kaleidoscopically

as if the leaves had livelier ghosts.
I pressed my face as close

to the pane as I could get
to watch that fitful, fluent spirit

that seemed a single being undefined
or countless beings of one mind

haul its strange cohesion
beyond the limits of my vision

over the house heavenwards.
Of course I knew those leaves were birds.

Of course that old tree stood
exactly as it had and would

(but why should it ...

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The Ice Storm

Then all one day because of ice
they couldn't make it down the hill.
Or up, James says,
dabbing at a spill
of coffee, crunching toast as if it had a spine.
But he could work, at any rate,
could concentrate
on that book he's been reading,
or meaning to,

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