The New Day

Nothing moved over-
night but this morning there’s more
light everywhere,

more space between us
on the street, canyons between
cars, the horizon

touched by Mt Hood’s fresh
dab of new snow. Mind circles
itself for a while,

but the circle breaks
open as the will’s white flag
accepts the new day.

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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