“Here, given creation is not a part, but as apart, it is its own whole. It is not the absolute; it is a finite whole.” Desmond, God and the Between, 253.

Nice days are fewer

this summer. It’s true all o-

ver, but still, a break

in the heat causes

the heart to whine like a dog,

so we take a walk.

Light piles cloud on cloud

above the cove, silently

ducks patrol the cove,

the cove focuses

the attention. It’s why we

forget climate change.

Which is not to give

up on the world. The world tran-

scends us. We pass on.

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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