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Poetry by Robert Stone: Change, a sonnet

- a sonnet for Christopher Wendell Comperry

Each season is its own display of worth
and while fixed templates guide unfolding cores,
details will add variety on earth
for nature an exact repeat ignores.

Each situation is a shared unshared
experience where none will same recall
for even those who strive to be prepared
can never know all underlying brawl.

Each person is no single other force
for first impressions always grow or fade
and later interactions run their course
with like and unlike close unending played.

To own the present one must see the past
and welcome future chance where change is vast.

- Robert Stone, 24 October 2010
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