NEAR PROVIDENCE 11.11.21

WORK IN PROGRESS

The cold fire of Fall

brings out the best in us. I

watch the old snow goose,

its orange feet slow

on the worn boat house black top.

The cove sparkles as

its mate climbs out. Love

forms a lump in my throat. Deep

companionship shines.

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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