Bluster

Thank God this ‘transcen-
dental bluster’ is no match
for the ‘discipline

of finitude.’ Clouds,
rain, shadows, light, shadowy
light—-snares and sources

of the space we share.
Lucia helped Dante cross
to Purgatory.

There are poets who
mock the consolations of
finite thought. Not I.

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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