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Poetry by Robert Stone: What we learn, a sonnet

What we learn
-a sonnet of past holding on to future
We only see the things we learn to see.
The answers known we do not recognize
unless the questions touch what we agree
is worth the effort to internalize.

This world with information overwhelms.
The bits and bytes we do not understand
unless the patterns follow what our realms
of past endeavor put at our command.

All chance encounters might begin new quests.
The possible we do not know as tough
unless the way is scattered with protests --
no explanation ever is enough.

Our loves and hates demand a cutting keen
in choosing what is seen and what unseen.

- Robert Stone, 26 June 2011
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This story was posted on 2011-06-26 09:40:52
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