”We become more disinclined to conceive of God as dominating power the more we see power’s double face.” Desmond, G&B 317

Chaos in the cove.

Urgency churning foaming

in the middle in-


white wings of two furious

swans. So worth watching

as absolute forms

absolve themselves of the weight

of sublimity.

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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