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The Student - A Poem

Updated on October 29, 2015

The forest and the streams

Have their knowledge

The wisdom of the ages

Resides serenely

In the eyes of the fawn.

And I, a traveller

Of the lesson road,

Stagger reluctantly forward

Gathering morsels of information

Where I can.

But never enough.

What small solace

When limit deems condition?

The nemesis, one's state of mind?

Never to absorb

But only surface,

Reward to enlighten and fulfill.

The need to know

What sages never said

What written word

Could never comprehend.

Grasping with the soul

For seductive lore

I stumble

Ever the glutton

The selfish purveyor of argument.

The ogre of experience

Is welcome

Lest ignorance cause defeat

Or satisfaction

Become substantial character.

How I hunger and I thirst

For what only the gods could know

And I could only hope to understand.

"Let every student of nature take this as a rule, -- that whatever his mind seizes and dwells upon with peculiar satisfaction is to be held in suspicion." Francis Bacon


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      suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Olde Cashmere - I'm so so late to check back here - thank you so much for your kind words. You just made my day.

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Among the finest poems I have read on this site suziecat7. I was hooked on every word and am glad I had the privilege to experience this gorgeous work. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful :)

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      Lenzy 5 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Great poem Suziecat7. You do paint very nice word pictures. Lenzy

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      suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks, guys.

      Services - For some reason I can't access my fan mail. Just wanted you to know I'm not ignoring you.

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      services4all 5 years ago from U.S.

      Nice poem on student. This is one of the best poem i liked it.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I loved the unity of rhythm and wonderful word pictures.

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      tarajeyaram 5 years ago from Wonderland

      Simply beautiful! I love reading poems & esp about students :)

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks for reading, Mentalist.

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      God with the humble hope he can learn from us...beautiful suziecat.

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Yes you do!

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks ralwus. I really don't write enough poetry these days. Got to get back at it.

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Still loving it.

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      abhitgo 7 years ago

      wow... wonderful.. Feels like a song for me...

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      bless my soul, another poet. nice one