Sunday, March 01, 2009

#375: Wherein Sonnet Boy Questions His Motives for the Restart

What for? Not just to show it can be done--
That's proved already, most conclusively.
And so far it's been hardly any fun,
Though one still hopes it will, eventually.

Perhaps like Rumpelstiltskin's lady fair
I hope to spin my straw thoughts into gold;
Discover treasure underneath the hair
I used to have, before I grew so old...

And yet if I did not believe there lay
some secret worth unearthing in my brain,
Some flowers yet ungathered on the way,
then why begin the journey yet again?

It's Patience that I need, that much is clear;
and arrogance enough to persevere.

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