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Poetry by Robert Stone: Love is not enough, a sonnet

Love is not enough
-a sonnet inspired by "Picnic," a play by William Inge
It's now your turn to dance with life and learn
to take those baby steps which seem so hard,
but soon they will be fixed and no concern
will cloud your joy, will keep you on your guard.

And life returns with faces full of hope
to seize your hand and offer one more round,
but often now the foot, unsure the slope,
will slip in searching for a firmer ground.

A final dance will happen unannounced
to teach the unknown way to afterward
but once your skill sufficient is pronounced
no other other's will will you accord.

We know we are grown up when we forgive,
on learning love is not enough to live.

- Robert Stone, 28 August 2011
The next earlier Robert Stone Sonnet Poetry by Robert Stone: Permanence and Passing. A sonnet

This story was posted on 2011-08-28 12:08:10


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