NEAR PROVIDENCE 24.3.21

I too am troubled

by the Spring. I sit under

the tortured pine whose

needles sparkle, whose

bent trunk throws sharp shadows on

the new grass. Small waves

crash softly at my

feet. To doubt one’s part in it

all—is part of Spring.

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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