Realization

Imagination

is not quite up to thinking

the Absolute, which

is Nothing yet lets

each particular being

wag its own most tail.

That idiotic

smile may be all we can know

of what lets us be.

 

 

 

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.

1 thought on “Realization”

  1. wonderful profound humorous insight ! The aha moment created by the word-play points beyond itseflf to that generous no-thingness of gift–and beyond that abstraction, it’s a particular delight. Thanks for posting this!

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