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In her poem ‘Magdalene on Gethsemane’ Marie Howe narrates an imagined interaction between Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth in the Garden of Gethsemane. From Jesus’ agony on the night before his crucifixion, in the voice of the Magdalene, Howe writes: “When he was in the garden the night before And fell with his face …

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Keeping Vigil

in January during the Australian bushfires. My mother died in what feels like another era now, though it was only three months ago.

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