”Agapeic release towards creation is a love of the finite and mortal.” Desmond G&B 43

It is difficult

to clear the mind for a walk.

War, plague, disasters

natural and/or

man-made preoccupy me.

What saves me is not

wilderness or si-

lence but silence broken by

the “ark, ark” of geese.

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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