Coincidentia

In the southern light
of Renaissance Italy
the monk Cusa heard

his brothers looking
at the same image looking
at him. The one Face

in the same space looked
both ways. Coincidentia
oppositorium.

The invisible
Face shining in the mist of
faith. Science to him.

In the northern mist
of a New England Fall a
mix of copper and

tarnished silver. Klee:
art makes the invisible
visible. Whose Face?

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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