Long Island Sound

Wind thrums in the sail.
We’re on a reach, Long Island
Sound, I’m a young man

and beside myself.
Today the café is loud,
the spray in my face

just a memory.
Under it all, a flow, a
sustaining patience.

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.

1 thought on “Long Island Sound”

  1. Lovely evocation of waiting and waves and the rhythms of being. Being deliberate in attentiveness seems key both to relating to each other as fellow beings and to what gives being. THe poem draws this out through imagery rather than by being dogmatic.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s