Your Sundays

Another Sunday!
You disliked Sundays: all that
organ music on

the BBC. Bed-
ridden, you’d listen to your
books, turning over

to avoid bedsores.
Is There A Sabbath for Thought?
The peace that passes . . .

I’d find you asleep
— perhaps this was the idea —
the voice running on.

You hated contrived
endings. I’d like to think you
would approve this one.

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.

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