NEAR PROVIDENCE 4.2.21

And was your walk in-

terrupted by St. Stephen’s

bells this Good Friday?

The silence of swans

feeding in the Bay deepened,

their long necks whitened.

Love is sacrifice,

I’m told, though my memories

of love heighten it.

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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