”When Heraclitus said nature loves to hide (…B123), he was more comprehensively making the point that the sensuous showing of being we name nature has a side not completely shown in being shown.” Desmond, GODSENDS (Notre Dame 2021), 116.

It’s definitely

Winter. I need the thick socks

from last year, the lip

balm, hats with ear muffs.

I’ll look absurd on my walks

but who will notice?

The first good snowfall

will transform appearances,

refreshing the blank.

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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