Such Mercies

Is “almost” ever
enough? Quasimodo Sun-
day after Easter.

We are all foundlings
in this world. A sharp wet wind
in my face feels good.

The fresh green branches
thrash and flutter in the sky,
which makes me happy.

Such mercies! Chuang
Tzu taught the love of self, cold
when cold, warm when warm.

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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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