As myths go today’s
about the god-man’s visit
to hell’s wretched ones

as a sign of love
should be retrieved from the dust-
bin of Western Civ.

Rather than argue
over the words ‘God is love’
just tell the story.

If we expect to
transcend ourselves anytime
soon, we must learn to

laugh not ‘at’ but ‘with’
the ambiguities. Our

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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