”Minding does not come to peace here, but its very affirmation of possible being, its joy in contingent being, in creation, points it beyond givenness in the givenness itself.” G&B 133

The remaining swans

half-hidden in taselled grass.

Nickel in the gold.

Sundown in the es-

tuaries. Outlines appear.

We make peace with time.

Nothingness becomes

possible. More than a sweat-

shirt on the walk now.

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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