Idyll

Over the empty

foothills clouds shed luminous

shadows of rainfall

 

as a boy I played

in the bright dry Kern River

alone and happy

 

in desert silence

songs of unnameable birds

communicate care

 

 

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Portland OR and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. His blogs include poemswithoutborders.com He can be reached at tom.develyn@comcast.net. D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

2 thoughts on “Idyll”

  1. Nicely done, Tom!

    jenifer

    Jenifer Endicott Emley

    Coordinator

    Center for Environment & Society

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