NEAR PROVIDENCE 15.2.22

The low song of the

mourning dove. Tentative notes

in our snowy streets

coming from nowhere

I can see. I’d like to trust

it, the radiance

before first light. The thaw

will reveal the wreck we’ve made

of things. Yet this song.

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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