”In order for us to account for the concrete singularity of the finite mindful self, then, we must both reach out to being in its irreducible otherness and open ourselves to the divine absolute beyond ourselves.” Takeshi Morisato

Ladders fall away

between billowing white clouds

and ducks in the cove.

The way up and the

way down, there’s no difference

on this July day.

A vision granted

to a wanderer. I’m not

picky about such.

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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