Coronavirus XLIX (horizon)

Gray clouds seamlessly
from here to the horizon,
sea and sky one thing.

The bay is so calm
the incoming waves sheer off,
self-reflecting light,

a translucent blur.
A couple of ducks paddle
on, but make no waves.

I’m no Holderlin,
this no Patmos. It is hard
to say what happened.

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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