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Poetry by Robert Stone: Imperfect me, a sonnet

Imperfect me
- a sonnet of looking inward
I need to think more clearly of results
of using words without intention filled
for careless phrase resounding high exults
but hollowly astute pretended skilled.

I need to feel more deeply joy and pain
of sudden sight and dogging ignorance
for lessons set aside the same maintain
but briefly, shadowed by still more intense.

I need to love more wisely here and now
those timely chances to express concern
and kindnesses undone not disavow
but set as guides for worthy goals to learn.

To do impossible I exercise
imperfect me but have to improvise.

- Robert Stone, 27 May 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone poetry: Poetry by Robert Stone: Ponder anew. A sonnet

This story was posted on 2012-05-27 22:32:15
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