Borders

Like the shout of dead
loved ones out of the blue or
steeped darkness of night

daffodils and tu-
lips border the old gardens
bordering the damp

houses I pass by.
Realities are sudden,
startle the empty

mind. Analogies.
Maybe the poets are right:
the singulars stay.

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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