”Imagination, as it were, abstracts from thisness.” Jan Zwicky, WISDOM AND METAPHOR, #64


Winter wandering

between snowfalls discovers

the whites. At the cove

idle pleasure craft

are tarped and shuttered, blinding

under broken clouds.

Amidst mottled ducks,

Canada geese form white forms

in our streaming eyes.

In a cluttered mind

a walk in the snow reveals

the good of walking.

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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