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Poetry by Robert Stone: For new to please keen-eyed

For new to please keen-eyed- a sonnet for the Main Street Museum after the flood
I did not know just what I wished to find.
For seeing too much evidence of flood
might shake the weaker weavers who must bind
together spared from harm and saved from mud.

I hoped to find the place whose quirks I claim.
Acceptance can have gatherings as great
when space is changed if atmosphere be same,
when artifacts and memories conflate.

I found within a calm that satisfied,
a silence waiting for the sounds of joy,
an empty spot for new to please keen-eyed,
the possibility for every ploy.

I claim this refuge where my mind can wait
pursuing stronger love and weaker hate.

- Robert Stone, 13 November 2011
The next earlier Robert Stone poetry, Haiku for September and October

This story was posted on 2011-11-13 09:55:48
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