NEAR PROVIDENCE 11/24/20

I look down the road.

The houses look smaller with-

out the pinks and greens

of their small gardens,

smaller and less well-cared for,

less significant.

The only beauty

left to observe on my walk

is the play of light.

It happens with each

step I take, as various

as love to the saints.

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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