A Single Bookend

Posted: February 20, 2015 in Poems
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A Single Bookend
From the book, Stained White Shirt. E-mail nortonnearly@hotmail.com for information on purchasing a copy of this book.

The thinker falls off the rock to his knees
cursed for seeking solutions
to problems others cannot see

Thinking alone seldom solves anything
but the thinker cannot stop
he thinks
and thinks
and thinks
and thinks

Rodin’s naked man
with chin in hand
ponders all things heaven and hell

A single statuesque reproduction of that man
rests on my shelf
gotten from father’s shelf
after his last thought
now my statue
now my curse

One thinker assures nothing
but that the books will fall

Rodin originally named his man, The Poet
thinker and poet
as are poet and sufferer

The Thinker was cast in bronze
as are all who seek the rhyme


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