”There is an immanence of the infinite that yet reserves something of the fulness of itself in such a way that no immanence can exhaust what it communicates. The immanent can betoken the beyond of immanence.” William Desmond, GODSENDS (2021), 75.

Work – in – progress

On my way to the

cove, I hear an outbreak of

something like laughter,

ducks and geese sounding

off, I’d say playfully. But

walking home at night

ambiguous heart-break-

ing laughter sounds my weird heart

like a metaphor.

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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