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Poetry by Robert Stone: Twilight, a sonnet

- a sonnet for Lisa Powell
To rise before the dawn is not in vogue
where energy permits a lighted night
but gentle creep to day allows to rogue
the memories unwanted from soul's sight.

To seize the sunset promise is sweet end
where marching time allows no turning back
but unrelenting drift to sleep will mend
vexations heaped up when routines unpack.

To keep the hope of joy redeems the sad
where spacing ever is too far or near
but ceaseless love is tasked to bring to glad
whatever private treasures are held dear.

Too easy is the life within the husk,
not seeing morning glow or fading dusk.
- Robert Stone, 22 July 2012
The next earlier Robert Stone Poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: Comfort Lies, a sonnet

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