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Poetry by Robert Stone: Socks, a villanelle

Socks
- a villanelle for the birthday of Barrett Griffin
Check the clocks
getting late
put on socks.

Loving rocks
special date
check the clocks.

Rainbow frocks
no debate
put on socks.

Gentle knocks
no more wait
check the clocks.

Undo locks
friend elate
put on socks.

Open box
celebrate
check the clocks
put on socks.

- Robert Stone, 20 December 2012
Inspired by a photograph of socks. Julie Griffin Smith "December 20th, is Barrett's birthday and the good ol' sock tradition continues! Happy 24th Birthday, Barrett!" Barrett is from Glasgow, Kentucky, and studied Cultural Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY - ROBERT STONE.

The next previous Robert Stone poem: Robert Stone: At self-set pale- a sonnet



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The Socks which inspired the poem



2012-12-23 - Lebanon, TN - Photo By Julie Griffin Smith. These socks inspired Robert Stone's whimisical poem It's by Julie Griffin Smith who wrote to Robert Stone, "December 20th,was Barrett's birthday and the good ol' sock tradition continues! Happy 24th Birthday, Barrett!" Barrett is from Glasgow, Kentucky, and studied Cultural Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY - Robert Stone.
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