Good Friday Song

Snowdrops linger un-
der roadside Forsythia
as days grow warmer.

There’s something out
beyond all this beauty hold-
ing it together

for the moment. Call
it Good Friday. I’m in love
with Love for today.

NB Stanza 2 is largely cribbed from Desmond, The Gift of Beauty and the Passion of Being, 132.

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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