A Song in Passing

A sudden coolness

of ambiguous bright clouds

passes overhead

 

a chill interrupts

my breathing have I been here

too long I mean here

 

too long the light’s red

I’ve not left the curb I have

time to spare again

 

in the August sun

at the corner of Ivy

and N. Vancouver

 

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.

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