Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Open Mind

The open and enquiring mind
can wrap itself as if 'twere twine,
when open means the same, perchance,
as thoughtfully veiled ignorance.

A mind whose holes, plugged as a sieve,
starched and full of little bits,
can only so disguise its truth
before rushing water shows its proof.

Open knows when to close,
and verity when to disclose;
empty knowledge should not scoff:
it shows its tattered smile thereof.

The open and enquiring mind
knows where to search and where to find:
if answers lay at its feet,
it gives warily, lest it give nothing sweet.

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