Tagged: wisdom

at the fish market,

at the fish market,
mom knows the difference between
this and that fish, not

just red fish, blue fish, round fish, long
fish – it pays to shop with a chef
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knee-high by the fourth

knee-high by the fourth
of july – we are driving
through cornfields, and your

grandpa’s farm wisdom pops out
from nowhere, wings aflutter
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wisdom is knowing

wisdom is knowing
just enough to recognize
surely when to stop
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: recognize

you said let us be

you said let us be
grateful when it arrives, and
do not be even

a little sad when it has
not yet, hold onto the present
.
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because there is no

we remain eight-tenths

only when the hand

only when the hand
lets go of one thing can it
pick up another –

in the same way, when the heart
can let go, wisdom can grow
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on occasion, practice

deliberate judgment

my mother’s touch is

my mother’s touch is
layered – six parts
wisdom, one
part admonishment,
three parts wit,
wrapped in song
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