At the Limit

A lone gull, perhaps
off-course, inland, under gray
skies, makes thought happen

as it disappears.
It’s the narrative that counts.
End or beginning,

an opening for
the other is created
at the limit of

my vision. What’s love
got to do with it? You might
say everything.

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 “At the Limit”

  1. yes! Beautiful dramatization of love deeper and higher than thought, that narrative of life below and beyond intellection in embodiment. THe last line’s colloquial flair and pop reference give the piece a final kairos lift!


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