Between the ‘of’ of
the love of God and God’s love
falls a shadow. I

consult my grammar—-
‘apostrophe’—-and my life.
I am no seeker,

a sedentary,
at most a lover of truth,
a doubter of words.

When I do my work
seeking and finding become
parts of the same thing,

and if I’m ever
translated I hope the powers-
that-be feel likewise.

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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