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To Write or Not to Write

Lisa Sommers, 2011

I know why he compares you to a summer’s day
and wanders lonely as a cloud
and why the world’s a stage on which we play
and why the raven wonders nevermore aloud.

He wanders lonely as a cloud
because his love is like a red, red rose
and because the raven wonders nevermore aloud.
So he takes the less traveled road.

His love that’s like a red, red rose
is for a tyger, tyger burning bright
that takes the less traveled road
and should not go gentle into that good night.

He can make a tyger, tyger burning bright
go to the icebox and eat the plums
or go gentle into that good night
to see if the caged bird sings or hums.

He goes to the icebox and feeds the plums
to his dreams deferred
and asks the caged bird to sing or hum
and the dying lady about the fly she heard.

He wonders about these dreams deferred,
why Richard Cory went to town,
about the fly the dying lady heard
and why he has miles to go before he slows down.

While Richard Cory goes to town,
the paper is a stage for the pen to play
for a poet has miles to go before he slows down
because he compares you to a summer’s day.
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