NEAR PROVIDENCE 17.7.21

Ferocious thunder

cracking just beyond the eaves.

It’s not me this time.

I’d give anything

to write a haiku that cracked

the sound barrier.

I wait for the rain.

The window sill glistens, drops

gather sheet lightening.

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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