Ambiguities

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
ambiguities.

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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