Now in Portland

The clover in the
grass takes the rain in stride, flat-
tened for now, ready

to spring back; the sun
has no intention to stay
away forever.

Who stays forever
anywhere? I’m’here now, wear
hoodies, skinny jeans —

ridiculous at
my age, standing in the rain,
watching the clover.

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 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 and other sites.

One thought on “Now in Portland”

  1. Delightful! You in the skinny jeans and hoodie watching clover! Too much! Thanks, you made my night as we struggle with a heatwave in RI.


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