NEAR PROVIDENCE 8.6.21

”It is in the ecstasy of life that the energy of eternity is communicated.” William Desmond, G&B 295

I sit under a

pine and look out at the swans.

It takes no effort.

Their white forms bob in

the hot light, cooling me off.

The forms that rest me

are not the pure facts

of Plotinus, one who believed

in simplicity.

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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