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Poetry by Robert Stone: Shooing Elk Away

Shooing elk away:
a sonnet for the birthday of Terri Powell Haight
When coming home means shooing elk away
so you can get into your own garage
in neighborhood spectacular today,
your choice is life in wilderness collage.

When artful capturing means image caught,
close up or far, in moment or long posed,
response both unexpected and untaught
permits our seeing wonders now disclosed.

When loving life means place for all to grow,
great care for little things just starting out
concerns what flies, what runs, what swims, all know
the young must never feel the elder doubt.

When those much loved seem lovely as can be,
some aspect lovelier expect to see.
~ Robert Stone, 29 October 2017

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