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Poetry by Robert Stone: Beyond the tales believed

Beyond the tales believed
- a sonnet reflecting on a sentence from Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
It is the little things in daily life
that weave the cloth that covers chosen way.
Within the stress and strife too often rife
claimed beauty fades but never falls away.

It is the fewer greater life events
that test integrity that keeps the truth.
Without the well-pitched tents with hidden rents
masked anguish ages but still grasps at youth.

It is the first and final things perceived
that question why that has no answer sure.
Beyond the tales believed and hopes achieved
distress ignores the fact but holds obscure.

Compose your life from beauties as they come
so even when confused you hear your drum.

- Robert Stone, 29 April 2012
Inspired by:
"Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress." - Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, part two: Soul and Body, section 11.
Last previous Robert Stone Poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: The Needed Touch, a sonnet

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