David N. DeVries
was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has published essays on medieval
English culture and poetry (including essays on Chaucer, Lydgate, Dunbar
and the Gawain-poet). He lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife and two
The Elements Of A Good Story
Thinking. A blue dragonfly skimming still
Lake water; vapors rising in phantom
Forms; the early sun spreading a pale red
Through the dewy air—all that wind sweeps clear.
Body. A spider's work of attachment
Wherein things go to die slowly or quick
As thought racing through its synaptic webs.