It takes some ego

to push yourself out the door

on a cold April

morning for a walk

and see crowding your neighbor’s

yard blazing crabap-

ple trees. Take your walk.

Other power will become

self power as you

pass exuberant

dogwood trees spreading the news:

Go slow: Nirvana.

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 18.4.22”

  1. The transformation of teh self’s tensions arising from agonistic struggle against the world into self-surpassing in letting the world flow through takes the reader through this reflection on the vernal turning of things.


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