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Poetry by Robert Stone: Saving and spending

Saving and spending: A villanelle for the birthday of Lisa Comperry

By Robert Stone
These seven years of leanness if they end,
reminding now of past economy,
will launch a time to save as well as spend.

Avoiding stylish overspending trend
undoubtedly will give autonomy
these seven years of leanness if they end,

Abandon waste and wasteful ways emend,
such needed learning as gastronomy
will launch a time to save as well as spend.

Reject the calls abundance will extend
for wants called needs by sly metonymy
these seven years of leanness if they end.

Have nothing more to do that will depend
believing that new deuteronomy
will launch a time to save as well as spend.

Have faith that all good things you do ascend
and so with new enhanced taxonomy,
these seven years of leanness if they end
will launch a time to save as well as spend.
~ Robert Stone, 31 December 2021




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