“The existence of things outside God … about which he cares … is best explained by …the notion that God himself is characterized by…ecstatic love…” Catherine Osborne, EROS UNVEILED (OUP, 1994) commenting on Divine Names.

A wet tongue nibbling

my boot laces among chips

and tissues. “Hello,

my little man! In-

troduce me to your mistress!”

Our first winter storm.


Eros makes the rounds. Her head

buried in the news.

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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