Religious Notes

In the poverty
of my philosophy
I can believe that

God is the one who
bundles energies into
radiant images—-

a rose, a rosy
shoulder, a child singing a
soft song in the yard.

A cunning worker
in the workshop of divine
unknowable love.

It’s the origin
of such radiance I am
tempted to worship.

In vain. There’s nothing
there to see now other than
moonlight on the grass.

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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