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The Awl

John Piper

Sometimes a story, a poem — a poem-story — can capture some of what social and political analyses can’t. How might you say in a story — flowing in the banks meter and rhyme — that life is never simple? Human experience is always deep, always ambiguous, always multilayered.

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Swimming in Winter

John Piper

Poetry is an effort to awaken or intensify, and usually to share, a moving experience by using language that is chosen and structured differently from ordinary prose. This short poem captures the Christian dynamic of “sorrowful yet always rejoicing.”

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