NEAR PROVIDENCE 21.1.21

Sexual grunts, roars

and so on make good poems

some say. I’ve read them.

Primal, they say. To-

day icy milky skies re-

flected in the Bay

recall Du Fu’s still

mind as well as the white fire

of her shining thighs.

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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