To Be in Full Bloom Is Not Always Easy

Music: Fugue #6 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Yo Tomita

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Nicholas Gordon

To be in full bloom is not always easy:
When at an apex, one has intimations.
Each stage of life is equally precious,
No number of years makes a glance less infectious,
The child unchanging through all perturbations.
Yet there is that which might make a rose queasy.

So naked the night! So painfully luscious!
Each moment limned by unclouded sensations!
Vicissitudes waiting, felicities breezy,
Each day brings one closer to one's limitations:
Never so perfect a time to perplex us!

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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