NEAR PROVIDENCE 23.9.21

”Human desire is sourced in transcience, in coming to mindfulness of the equivocities of becoming, something more and other is communicated.” Desmond, G&B 142

I’ve paid no atten-

tion to the fall equinox

‘til now, my life de-

fined by deadlines and

power lunches. Yesterday,

down by the cove, sun-

light framed an egret

and filled it in with soft light

over its own white.

I told someone who

said, ”Well, yeah, the equinox,” not

paying attention.

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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