The Courage of Makers

The gentle swaying
of the trees this hot still day
reminds me of the

courage of makers,
their steady deep breathing as
they hold and behold

what’s coming to be
in the void of their being.
Intemperate Hill

knew when to shut up.
The topos of the whole is
gratitutde (OS).

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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