I write another
useless poem in praise of
the Keeper of all

mortal things. It’s a
pretty Spring day; New England
earth loosens our snow.

We praise our Keeper
through all this change. Beautiful
red-haired Lenaje

flies home tomorrow.
Today we praise our Keeper
to keep her safe, her

papa safe, her boy-
friend safe and ready to start
over when it’s time.

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 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 and other sites.

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