A space for thinking,

this wandering. But winter

has other ideas.

Halfway home, I can’t

form a thought. I’m becoming

landscape not inscape.

Low tide, bits of ice,

Canada geese half in, half

out, already home.

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.

One thought on “NEAR PROVIDENCE 15.1.22”

  1. …becoming landscape…
    And I not quite a fixture here nor there. Though I shared a haibun at a virtual gathering of poets today and felt for the slightest moment. Alive.


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