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Poetry by Robert Stone: Finding answers

Finding Answers,
a sonnet for Jason Driskill by Robert Stone
When Eve was eating apples long ago
and bit into the one forbidden fruit,
her disobedience did bring her low
and Adam simply thoughtless followed suit.

The story says they knew then nakedness
and sought to cover up their lesser parts
but what that means for all is just a guess
and answers grow into the many arts.

Perhaps they learned to know that one alone
can never find all answers to their need,
to say I need your help is beauty shown,
to say I want to help is love's great deed.

To think that self can bring to self all things
is arrogance's song on untried strings.

- Robert Stone, 11 April 2010
The next earlier Robert H. Stone Poem is Wonder Waits

This story was posted on 2010-04-11 10:30:39

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