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Poetry by Robert Stone: A villanelle for Lisa Comperry

A Villanelle for the birthday of Lisa Comperry
by Robert Stone
Unsought a softly speaking voice I hear,
remarking on the day and what it brings,
and wonder words bring comfort to my ear.

An earnest passion for a new frontier
is catching images of simple things.
Unsought a softly speaking voice I hear.

Routine is seeking always old austere
but bold imagination has its wings
and wonder words bring comfort to my ear.

The possibilities are far and near
for riding carousels and seizing rings.
Unsought a softly speaking voice I hear.

Enhancing knowledge will expand the sphere
of known as circumstance unknown flings,
and wonder words bring comfort to my ear.

The joy of life outweighs whatever fear
its sorrow bears and future hope it sings,
Unsought a softly speaking voice I hear
and wonder words bring comfort to my ear.
- Robert Stone, 31 December 2009
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Beautiful Holly Tree from Texas

2010-01-14 - La Porte, TX - Photo by Lisa C. "This photograph 'Holly tree in the backyard' was made by Lisa Comperry, La Porte, Texas, the same as in A Villanelle for the Birthday of Lisa Comperry, Wednesday, 13 January 2010," writes Robert Stone.
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