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Poetry by Robert Stone: The give and take of growing - a sonnet

The give and take of growing
-a sonnet for the distracted
Escape is early in our restless ways.
The easy comforts of the day's routine
may long delay the moments that amaze
desires concealed in flesh and blood machine.

Quick capture keeps the steady in control.
The difficult repeats of tasks unnamed
may mask the untamed glories that would roll
intentions trained by narrow lane straight framed.

Restraint resisted needs a constant care.
The impulse to create so fragile strong
may close approach perfection that will snare
designs unshared because of some small wrong.

Embrace the give and take of growing well
and form with love your heaven and your hell.

- Robert Stone, 29 January 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone poetry: Poetry by Robert Stone: Hope of always good

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