After months of rain,
a dry windless pale-green day,
and Easter day, too.

love, as unconditioned, comes
from emptiness, the

“fertile void” (Desmond)
(thinking through Merton’s Zhuangzi
here because it fits).

Is the tomb of god
a sign of such emptiness?
Could be, could be. Un-

conditional love,
as unconditioned, supports
no such narrative.

We acknowledge our
folly in community
with old hymns, dances.

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.

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