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Poetry by Robert Stone: What's this, a sonnet

What's this?
- a sonnet for the birthday of a friend
What's this about my insights? I claim none.
This blurting out unwanted words - alarms
no friend or stranger seeing silly fun
and thinking who is this who flaunts false charms.

What's this about my comments? Most ignore.
This spraying intimations poor -- respects
no kind or bitter seeking points to score
and finding what are only disconnects.

What's this about my caring? Some attest.
This treating unresponsive hope -- provides
no light or darkness guiding to the best
and satisfying why reply divides.

What's this about poor poetry? My Verse,
if only rhymes and rhythms could coerce.

- Robert Stone, 29 May 2011
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Small but major

This story was posted on 2011-05-30 08:42:50
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