Final Feelings

Autumn sunshine floods
my small room. It washes the
things—-the bed, the chair—-

dissolving them. Is
it more than feeling if I
say goodbye to it?

I’ll be back, room; be
good! ‘Any feeling after
final must be home’

(Les Murray). True, that
small room and all that happens
in it homes me home.

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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