”In our middle condition, sojourn in the light of God cannot be uncoupled from being shaken by the darkness of time, and from being unsettled in the darkness of God.” Desmond, G & B, 338.

I just noticed

night has fallen. No more pink-

grey sunset dramas.

I walk home in Win-

ter dark. Polite porch lights seem

merely symbolic.

Back to Buson. Spring,

summer, fall, winter: his light

touch keeps me grounded.

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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