CB (1946 / Tennessee)

A Little Light

For everything a reason
and a season under the sun;
every puzzle has its answer
that is not uniquely our own.

Nothing remains a mystery
in the light of life's experience,
or hurts like the awareness
we cannot live it over again.

Yet nothing is ever lost if we
pass such wisdom to one another;
no life lived in vain, that sheds
light on the path for a brother.

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I have to respectfully disagree with the person who said that this poem is about nothing. I think the last verse is replete with wisdom. Those who help their fellow man have not lived life in vain.
Wisdom of old is posterity for tomorrow. Quite philosophical. Il like the poem. Bravo!
Yet nothing is ever lost if we pass such wisdom to one another; ......................Yes, here lies the great problem, communication of wisdom. University can't, institutions can't, politicians, reformers, religious fathers / mothers can't until one realize the truth by ones own realization. The poem is in favor of a healthy journey through the life. At least wishes are appreciating.
Yet nothing is ever lost if we pass such wisdom to one another; ......................Yes, here lies the great problem, communication of wisdom. University can't, institutions can't, politicians, reformers, religious fathers / mothers can't until one realize the truth by ones own realization. The poem is in favor of a healthy journey through the life. At least wishes are appreciating.
This confirms the fact that the more vague a statement, the more it is read as if it had personal relevance. This sounds nice, but is, in fact, about nothing.
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