Yet another wet
day. The tyrant’s terror ex-
tended another

wet day. Innocents
plucked from their communities.
It just goes on and

on. Terror is con-
structed daily of bodies.
The more released in-

termedium im-
itated here resists terror:
the ancient terroir

of soil, clouds, rain, sun,
patience, work, hopefulness,
trust in good verses.

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.

One thought on “Terror/Terroir”

  1. Yes, yes, yes. And pray for the prairie dogs as Trump Jr. and Montana’s Gianforte shoot them for “fun,” the pregnant and lactating mothers, for “fun.” Mammals that embrace and kiss each other. And they want to kill them for “fun.”

    Thank you for this: “Innocents ripped from their communities”: For the tyrant’s “fun.” I thought Rome and its vicious “fun” had passed into history. Guess not.

    Thank you for your conscious verse. It does help.


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