Wednesday, January 6, 2016

GAZING WITH DISFAVOR, by Robert Stone

Gazing with disfavor, a short poem reflecting on a passage from a book:

When one is fearful,
looking apologetic
stirs a bully’s heart.
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- Robert Stone, Saturday, 5 December 2015, Day 1544
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He did not know who she was and he gazed at her with disfavor. Norman Douglas liked girls of spirit and flame and laughter. At this moment Faith was very pale. She was of the type to which color means everything. Lacking her crimson cheeks she seemed meek and even insignificant. She looked apologetic and afraid, and the bully in Norman Douglas's heart stirred.

"Who the dickens are you? And what do you want here?" he demanded in his great resounding voice, with a fierce scowl.
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Lucy Maud Montgomery, Rainbow Valley, Chapter 16
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This is one of a series of haiku reflecting on passages from this book. It is amazing how many issues the author of the Anne of Green Gables books touched on.

~Gazing with Disfavor, by Robert Stone

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