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Poetry by Robert Stone: Look not touching

A sonnet for the birthday of Terri Powell Haight
When wildlife move across their native range
in places undisturbed by fencing curb,
then one may wonder if they notice change
and think we are the ones who them disturb.

When wildwoods still are growing here and there
exceptional respect for ancient ways,
then one may hope for future how and where
to keep the glory of our yesterdays.

When wildfires forest torching creep too near
with no regard for what destruction means,
then one may marvel at resolve austere
to brave the fearsome for the pleasant scenes.

When wildflowers are blooming, without fail
then look not touching, making no new trail.

- Robert Stone, 29 October 2020

This story was posted on 2020-10-31 07:33:45
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