NEAR PROVIDENCE 5.6.21

The trees are silent

this afternoon, their blossoms

stripped by last night’s gale.

The gutters over-

flow now and pale petals ride

the low tide. I sit;

a crack of thunder

creates a high and drops blot

my open Fieldnotes.

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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