Values

A long Saturday
reading Nietzsche on human
values —- “and this we

can know” —- ended when
the sound of rain in the street
broke my concentra—-

tion. I went out.
I came back, wet to the bone.
Happy. The way rain

falls here enlightened
values cannot survive five
minutes in the rain.

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. 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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