Advent

By Nate Klug b. 1985 Nate Klug
In the middle of December
to start over

to assume again
an order

at the end
of wonder

to conjure
and then to keep

slow dirty sleet
within its streetlight

Source: Poetry (December 2009).

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This poem originally appeared in the December 2009 issue of Poetry magazine

December 2009
 Nate  Klug

Biography

Nate Klug was born in Minnesota, grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and earned a BA in English at the University of Chicago. In 2010 he was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation.

Klug is a Master of Divinity student at Yale Divinity School and a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Church of Christ. His poems and reviews have appeared in the Christian Century, Literary Imagination, Poetry, the Yale . . .

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SUBJECT Religion, Christianity

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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