”… in the finite being, there is an infinite restlessness.” Desmond, THE VOIDING OF BEING (2020) 212

The eye travels on

from where the foot must stop short.

The eye finds itself

in the clouds. Sometimes

reversal happens there: we’re

self-seen. At our feet,

a blur of clover,

cabbage whites looking for blues.

We don’t know ourselves.

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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