Search For Wisdom

Vintage Words


I looked for four leaf clover suspecting

that once located and held, wisdom would

flow into me as I wished for the truth.

Never found one.


My encounters with other humans

was rich fodder for a journey

on the overgrown path to wisdom.

The path disappeared when I heard what

humans were articulating.


Selflessly offering to help the poor

made no difference. Caring, giving, hoping

and way too much dreaming afforded no

joy and little knowing and less earned



I have this thing about after life,

that once I cross over I will know

everything. When someone dies, I

think, now you know. Surprise! Silly

notion and besides, wisdom

is something else anyway.


Wisdom is not a property to be owned

or coveted, kept as a right, or stowed

away in a dark cave inaccessible

to humans. We would not have survived

without it. Prevailing thought captures

wisdom in its nets briefly, uses the nectar

of its flower, then releases wisdom

to serve again elsewhere.


Experience accumulated and lessons

learned sums into a close approximation

to wisdom and is as close as I have come

so far. Holy men have it, unless they

are charletons. 


The search continues but at least I

have learned that four leaf clover hunting

only turns the knees green.







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I have a similar view on

I have a similar view on death. Great write! On wisdom. Found it no fun when others dont play and once emotion is added, all the wisdom in the world is useless. Wisdom has its weakness. i do not also wish to live in a cool and detached state. How boring and pomp! ;) good day to you! 

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Individually, the accumulation of experience, knowledge, discipline, and detain with lessons from a lot of such encounters learned from totally and lived by. What is wisdom if the life course is not pushed by it? How else can evil and ill will be countered an called out for what it is. Unwise. :D late reply - just rewrote this one. slc

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