Bounce

Hill’s ‘Triumph of Love’
in hand, I look up to see
last night’s snow slowly

drip from dark branches
in the morning sun. I am
reluctant to let

go, being mortal.
And yet ‘the subterrane of
faith’ tingles my roots.

I look stupidly
out at the twigs, how they bounce
back when the snow drops.

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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