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Robert Morgan

Winter 1998

Fire Handling

By Robert Morgan

When the preacher reached into the roaring stove and lifted out the blazing coal and held it high above the congregation, it seemed he showed a pearl of great price […]

Winter 1998

Atomic Age

By Robert Morgan

In yards and medians of interstates, on grounds of factories and hospitals in Atlanta, Charlotte, Greenville, Nashville, are patches of Green River soil. For each boxwood and sparkling pine, every […]

Summer 1989

Land Suture

By Robert Morgan

Under the river systems and climax forest and undergrowth, arbors of ferns and the last small canopy of moss, under the old silts and gravelbeds of the floodplain, the spectrums […]

Summer 1989

Podington Air Field

By Robert Morgan

Was it the rain so fine it was invisible but forming on the camera lens and lips that deafenedlike the noise of history? Forty-three years too late the tiny village […]

Summer 1989

Shadow Matter

By Robert Morgan

Those looking further into space, and closer, find evidence of unseen matter everywhere, dark bodies not only dust storms obscuring other stars and voids between c!usters, superclusters, but long black […]

Summer 1989

Audubon’s Flute

By Robert Morgan

Audubon in the summer woods by the afternoon river sips his flute, his fingers swimming on the silver as silver notes pour by the afternoon river, sips and fills the […]

Fall 1986

Ernest

By Robert Morgan

Ernest sits for years on the bankabove the meadow, watching hiscow graze. There is a seat pressed inthe leaves that seems the bed of someanimal scooped out of the hilland […]

Fall 1986

Deer Stands

By Robert Morgan

Some are no more than a slat nailedacross the forks of an ash treeat the corner of a field wherethe hunter can wait for a buckto feed within range. While […]

Fall 1986

Bellrope

By Robert Morgan

The line through the hole in the dankvestibule ceiling ended ina powerful knot worn slick, swingingin the breeze from those passing. Halfan hour before service, UncleAllen pulled the call to […]