NEAR PROVIDENCE 6.1.21

”Joy is at one with itself as radiance beyond self.” Desmond, 290.

In and out of the

bushes overhanging the

cove, the songs of small

birds, song sparrows and

others. It’s worth coming out

here to hear it while

it lasts. Soon the boat

people will return and blast

what they call music.

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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