Sonnet: How Wonderful to Know and Not To Know

How wonderful to know and not to know
of chance and circumstance that might have been
never expressed but for your toothy grin.
Which must sustain me even as you go.

With both hands, I would part the folds of time.
A bright kaleidoscope that would reveal
realities which must remain surreal
within the safe enclosures of my mind.

How thankful am I to have seen the day.
To be both character and audience,
both witness to and dancer in the dance;
a chorister within your passion play.

This sonnet then, to be a guarantee,
that you in days to come remember me.

For Leslie Tindle

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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