searching for answers again

Learning Curve

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men" - Bill Beattie

Hungry all the time
I see thirst for knowledge,
Desire for more than mediocre
A nest within the foliage

The dense scrub of learning
Peeling back layers of myth
Like a child exploring clumsily,
Parting pulp from pith

Food for all creation
Leaves engulfing the ground
Detersive, bathed in silent waters
Amplifying sound

Drawing paradigms unchanged
Lingering with mystery
Respected entities admired
Folklore steeped in history

Rote, memory, picture book
Stimulate the storage
of information to be used,
Woods in which to forage

For answers we already know
But placed within the haystack
So deep we lose ourselves to dive
And bend before we crack

Poetry by Caila Ihle
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Written on 2006-09-02 at 03:07

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Everybody learns because when they stop, they also stop growing.

keith nunes
yep. it's tough finding the answers, as you say they are buried deep