NEAR PROVIDENCE 27.7.21

My fist sticks to the

notebook page. Humidity

slows everything down.

I draw the same swans

in the same dark cove, the same

chiaroscuro cools

me. As I work, pas-

sivity becomes a grace

on hot afternoons.

,

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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