Outside Providence XX

Today’s pleasure boats
crowd the cove. Only the clouds
are more impressive.

Everyone stares at
the horizon. See how slowly
turn the immense blades

of the wind farm! This
is what progress looks like, they
gasp, trimming their sails.

It is the clouds I
make my business. Or Li
Po’s wind-drifted gull.

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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