HARK!

Even short poems,
if music be not lacking,
make it all worth it.

The swing is the thing—-
‘between the words?’ (Mark Fiddes)—-
a sign in excess,

ecstatic. Humans
are given to music. Despair
dissolves in music.

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.

2 thoughts on “HARK!”

  1. Are you getting my comments on your poems? Not sure. Just commented on “Hark!”

    On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Metaxyturn Diaries wrote:

    > Tom D’Evelyn posted: “Even short poems, if music be not lacking, make it > all worth it. The swing is the thing—- ‘between the words?’ (Mark Fiddes)—- > a sign in excess of reason. Humans are given to music. Despair dissolves in > music. ” >

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