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Maxfield Parrish

Everything is unfolding perfectly.
What are you doing, arranging your buttons?
There’s so much to love in this vibrant immensity.

Waterfalls, bicycles, fine universities,
smiles, scary films, iguanas, and kittens.
Everything is unfolding perfectly.

And even if not, for the sake of your sanity,
ease up a notch and stop hunting for villains!
There’s so much to love in this vibrant immensity.

Minutes, days, hours, whate’er your propensity,
hold in alignment potential solutions.
Everything is unfolding perfectly.

How much you know & must tell pleases vanity,
a bleak, nasty tutor with deplorable lessons.
There’s so much to love in this vibrant immensity.

See further, think less of the outer cacophony;
bask at the shore of your infinite Rubicons.
Everything is unfolding perfectly.
There’s so much to love in this vibrant immensity!

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© Elaine Stirling, 2014
Image, a painting by Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966)
Learn more about the villanelle here.

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