Time for Pimm’s

The first warm Sunday
of the year: time for Pimm’s cup.
Our tyrant abroad

is selling arms to
other tyrants. Time for Pimm’s cup.
The air grows heavy

with jasmine. Listen
to the bees. Tyrants make deals,
deals wars; time for Pimm’s

in honor of the
secret love necessity
renews even so.

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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