French Love Song


My love is a full
moon riding the summer day.
It is whiter white.

It is perfect and
round. No hint of a dark side
but you know it’s there.

And you don’t care. ‘I
love you, you complicate my
life’ I sing, knowing

the moon in the sky
on a summer day perfects
the ordinary

without meaning to.
Writing love poems to it
creates new muscles.

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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