Fortune Comes in Many Shapes and Guises

Music: Anima Mea Turbata Est Valde.
By Giovanni Palestrina.
Sequenced by John H. McCloskey, at Kunst der Fuge

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Fortune comes in many shapes and guises.
It is by choice what one might never choose.
For those who like to limit their surprises,
There's always less to gain and more to lose.
Years bring heartbreak one cannot refuse.

Even so, one's fortune is oneself.
If choice and chance like lovers bring to birth
Good progeny and bad, there is no gulf
Hovering between one's wish and worth.
There is but one ecology, one Earth.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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