”Meaning, I would like to say with Robert Bringhurst, is what keeps going. It is what keeps going through us, transforming us as it does so.” Jan Zwicky, Alkibiades’ Love, 241.

The cove is quiet.

I wait. The air is washed clean

of summer dust, bright

now and cold. And clear.

Philosophers start a new

train of thought in this

air. For me, today,

waiting becomes what I do.

It just keeps going.

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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