Easter Eve 2019

Window open to
the night heavy with showers
and carillon bells.

Raise a wee dram
of Glenmorangie as folk
spill from Easter Mass

into the damp dark.
Our bed is empty, dear one,
why do I hold you?

Earth smells great tonight.
Earth is great. The BBC
supplies the bad news:

Terror in Sri Lan-
ka. Water has no shape, is
the source of all good,

and pluripotency, be-
ing’s porosity.

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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