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Booths

Booths 1173034 ATR0010.1177/00033286231173034Anglican Theological Review other2023 Poetry 225 Embrace is hinted at in the sukkah. –Rabbi Meishulam Feibush Arms wrapped around you can only ever partially protect. Fingers come apart with enough force applied, breaking the embrace. And anyway arms make circles not spheres— fathers’ hugs can’t make hermetic seals. Like a booth in wild places woven of leaf and vine— fold-in flaps are doors and openings above are chimney holes— cover from sun and snake. It is enough to give place to a joyful meal with kin; not enough to forget the silent search of vulture and jackal. These makeshift arms of branch and rope become the gift of every risk, danger, fear, of all the porous booths that makes us real. ANTHONY BAKER Anthony Baker is an Episcopal theologian in Austin, Texas. He teaches at Seminary of the Southwest as well as at Saint Julian of Norwich Church. His publications include several books and articles. His poetry has appeared in The Windhover Journal. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anglican Theological Review SAGE

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SAGE
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© The Author(s) 2023
ISSN
0003-3286
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2163-6214
DOI
10.1177/00033286231173034
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1173034 ATR0010.1177/00033286231173034Anglican Theological Review other2023 Poetry 225 Embrace is hinted at in the sukkah. –Rabbi Meishulam Feibush Arms wrapped around you can only ever partially protect. Fingers come apart with enough force applied, breaking the embrace. And anyway arms make circles not spheres— fathers’ hugs can’t make hermetic seals. Like a booth in wild places woven of leaf and vine— fold-in flaps are doors and openings above are chimney holes— cover from sun and snake. It is enough to give place to a joyful meal with kin; not enough to forget the silent search of vulture and jackal. These makeshift arms of branch and rope become the gift of every risk, danger, fear, of all the porous booths that makes us real. ANTHONY BAKER Anthony Baker is an Episcopal theologian in Austin, Texas. He teaches at Seminary of the Southwest as well as at Saint Julian of Norwich Church. His publications include several books and articles. His poetry has appeared in The Windhover Journal.

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Anglican Theological ReviewSAGE

Published: May 1, 2023

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