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332 CHRISTIANITY AND LITERATURE Epiphany1 But I meant to mention the hazel catkins, how they candle gray afternoons, wick and glow like there's no tomorrow-the Magi overwhelmed with joy. And the star! Or stars, the way they cluster and burn, heat and ions, pollen adrift, setting new worlds in motion. Crimson blossoms yawn awake in the universe of twigs, and the pollen enters those mouths, touches those tongues saying yes, starting tiny nubs to swell,hazelnuts, the same nut Julian of Norwich feels she is holding as God speaks, telling how everything created-stars, trees, flowers, men and women, wise and otherwise-is nothing more or less than the nut God forms with a word in her cradling hand. SARA BURANT ...


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