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Robert H. Stone Poetry: Five Ws and an H sonnet

The Five W's and An H Sonnet
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I thought I had the perfect line to end
a sonnet fresh and lively for today
but somewhere somehow those few words did wend
unknown to me along another way.

I thought I had the tantalizing turn
to keep my reader tuned to hear much more
but somewhat somewhen teasing did adjourn
ignoring my desire to rip and roar.

I thought I had the tallest tale to tell
and would the world bedazzle with my skill
but somewho somewhy backward cast my spell
dismantling all the webs of my poor will.

I think I have some chances left to try
but some will say, let sleeping sonnets lie.

- Robert Stone, 27 February 2011

This story was posted on 2011-03-01 19:48:19
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