The Storm

I need the big words
of religious philosophy—-
words like Being, Time—-

to pay homage to
the beauty of little things.

(light terminal sounds
often lost to breath): distinct
otherness in all

things, each thing only
once—-a glorious once. Flakes
make visible the

storm. Geometries
in the millions only
once and without names.

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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