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Poetry by Robert Stone: Dazzling and dwindling. A sonnet

Dazzling and dwindling- a sonnet by Robert Stone inspired by the play "Magic" by G. K. Chesterton
No conjurer am I but time and place
and person met a few occasions marked
unnoticed and no future can erase
the dazzling and the dwindling fancies sparked.

No storyteller I but of myself
and my encounters with desire and hope
that not put on "to be forgotten" shelf
diminish and expand illusions scope.

No magic undergirds the life I build
and I need reasons to continue on
so explanations good and bad are spilled
abroad to find the fertile ground at dawn.

The only way to end a fairy tale:
believe it has come true and will prevail.

- Robert Stone, 14 August 2011
The next earlier Robert Stone Poem: I have, I will a sonnet for Eoghan

This story was posted on 2011-08-14 10:42:23
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