Cat Wang’s Window

I watch my master
leave from my window. Ice on
the walk, dawn-glow on

him going. It’s slow
going. An eternity
watching him go.

The Tao is in all
original eternal
energy. He’ll fall.

The Tao is in all
things, high and low. He’ll get up;
he won’t be gone long.

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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