Black Ice Hermeneutics

Pondering a page
of Simone Weil on my walk
in the snow I stepped

on some black ice and
fell. Gravity and grace was
the topic. My mind

jarred open a se-
cond then slammed shut. I sat there
remembering no-

thing. Even now I
have to concoct bits to make
sense of the passage.

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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