NEAR PROVIDENCE 5.2.22

”February is the month of purification.

We don’t have that festival.” Robert Hass

Brightness of snow and

ice everywhere I go.

I’m seventy-five

today. I’d sit it

out but make the daily rounds.

There’s no avoiding

it. I’m seventy-

five. I step in the tracks of

others through the snow.

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 tom.develyn@comcast.net. 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 http://tdevelyn.com and other sites.

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