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For NaPoWriMo Day Twenty – prompt to write about what you know.
(Written in another blackout on laptop plus a rechargeable light.)
In climbing knoll of knowledge, one
Should always be aware,
That reaching higher ledge is done
With very special care,
To spend too much time having fun
One simply doesn’t dare,
And yet, comes to the longer run,
The progress made is … fair.
The things I know would fill a book –
Or quite a few of those –
What plants to shade good gardeners took,
And what in sunlight grows,
What flowers to tuck in sheltered nook,
Or show out in the snows,
Good planting for a balanced look,
And how rose pruning goes.
I also know a fair amount
About how one should write,
With keeping to a low word-count,
But staying up all night;
To, of all knowledge, take the fount
Of Google as the height,
But try not too much to as-tount –
Not everyone is bright.
When knowledge reaches to the stage
I no more books can fill,
I energetic’lly engage
In filling more up, still;
The way in which I fill each page
With knowledge that is nil?
My made-up stuff goes on the stage –
Imagine, if you will!
Of course, I readily admit
That all that I know not
Makes what I do know easily fit
Within one single dot –
As full stop in the infinite
Of books the world has got –
But yet, if you should think of it,
I still know quite a lot!
© Colonialist April 2015 (WordPress)