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Poetry by Robert Stone: No rushing into: a sonnet

No rushing into
a sonnet for the birthday of Lisa Comperry
Each sunrise is a new experience,
an on-time only opportunity,
not subject to deferred austere pretense
of having wanted to commune with me.

Each noon on cloudless day is chance to check
if there is instant when we cast no shade,
but always players must advance on deck
and winners struggle to outlast blockade.

Each sunset is a steady welcoming,
no rushing into dark, yet no delay,
inviting daily cares expel the sting
of big and little things that go astray.

All nights deserve to have their special charms
to lull to rest for morrow’s new alarms.
~ Robert Stone, 31 December 2017

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