”Drift and Doubt are precisely what is obvious, and the radiance and illumination provided by this resolves the problems they seem to present, i.e., the uncertainty of multiperspectivism.” Commentary on Zhuangzi 2.29, Brook Ziporyn, ZHUANGZI: THE ESSENTIAL WRITINGS, p. 218

In this hurricane

watch, confluence of high tide

and full moon, I watch

an egret’s stillness,

which is not for me to judge.

A mind of its own.

A Chinese painter

would do it justice, with or

without the weather.

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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