NEAR PROVIDENCE 31.5.21

Spring has taken o-

ver the cove. Days lengthen slow-

ly. A silky light

makes the surface shim-

er. To see it you look twice.

While you look an e-

gret bursts into flight,

prolonging the suddeness

as it spreads its wings.

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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