”There is a further negation required: the being of selving…everything that is from the ground up is nothing, were it not for the gift of the origin.” Desmond G&B 273f

The milky sheen on

the Bay this warm day in May

demands attention

of unforgiving

no’s. No. No. Sunday painters

like me should go home.

It calls forth one’s own

Nothingness. Oneness passes.

Readiness is all.

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 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 and other sites.

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