Narrative

Not for long the pink
of summer mornings we call
out: ‘O rose, don’t go!’

In the beginning
a rose by any other
name released the dark

of its origins
as it became a rose, the
rose of summer dawns.

The poet asks, do
words know more than we who are
called in the garden?

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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