On Heaven

About to call it
quits for the day; it’s Sunday,
the place full of child-

ren; but a vision
of heaven stops me cold. What
if faith and reason

were not at odds, sat
at a big overflowing
table on feast days?

For my part, Jesus
can have the Father’s right side.
I’m happy among

the other creatures,
and wonder gratefully why
I’ve been included.

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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