February Song

The form of the song

is in the moment’s passing.

In February,

the sky,  pearlescent,

transcends winter grey by miles.

It happens: the more

porosity, the

more the bare landscape lets go

of its immanence.




Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. 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.

3 thoughts on “February Song”

  1. lovely pivot ‘it happens’ turning the reader’s inner eye to see both landscape and metaphysics and this landscape more fully.


    1. yes I can understand that. It’s a very fine poem, repaying rereading just as it took a while to develop. It’s good that other poems have been arriving thick and fast.


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