Minding All the Fat Sparrows

Sparrows at my feet,
I cast crumbs. I am in Bath,
waiting for Toby.

Toby is dead, the
sparrows are dying off—-grief
wider than the sky.

The porous space be-
tween mortals and immortals
requires that an ‘ec-

static communist
realist’ minds us and
Toby’s fat sparrows:

and so I’ll go with
it. After Socrates died
Plato wrote true myths.

The phrase ‘ecstatic communist realist’ is offered as a possible way of seeing God in light of ‘agapeic minding’ in William Desmond, God and the Between, 326.

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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