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Poetry by Robert Stone: When players wake still words

When players wake still words
- a sonnet for the birthday of Brian Russell
I know an actor when I see one act
although I cannot tell exactly why.
I never worry over every fact
because I only need to laugh and cry.

I feel a thrill when those performing are
so into character I only see
engaging creatures 'neath uncharted star
full souled in what again will never be.

I want to go where I have never been
or go same place again another way
and tangled with sweet goodness and foul sin
to be at last no longer lost astray.
I love that any space can be a stage
when players wake still words from printed page.

- Robert Stone, 9 September 2014
The next earlier Robert Stone poetry: Poetry by Robert Stone: Love with meaning re-invented Posted September 8, 2014

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