Let

Now let the rain and
wind break up the ice and snow,
loosen your frozen

heart, its crooked spine
and its sodden pages. Let
them go, the wind blow,

the rain loosen and
wash away the preserves of
beauties past. Go out

into it. Let wind
and rain strike your poor old face
with love’s fresh arrows.

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 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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