Knowledge and Knowing  

rm_Sallypus 52F
1056 posts
9/11/2005 6:37 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Knowledge and Knowing

Something known will never be unlearned,
even when it is forgotten,
or simply half remembered.
We can never learn enough to erase
something else we discovered
by chance, or happenstance,
or even when the knowledge
was offered with innocent intent.

Always, there is the knowing unspoken,
and a hundred years of elements
will still yield rubbings revealed
to soft carbon, and patience.
Youth demands to know all,
taste all, be all things.
And I am not so old that I have no taste
for wonder, or adventure.
I am just old enough to understand
that such will always carry a price,
and now I am imbued with knowledge
and waiting calmly
to see what will come
of this moment rich with the tactile.

Lips can never be unkissed.
Skin can never be uncaressed.
A heart can never be unhandled,
And I cannot forget
a single moment of knowing.

but you knew that, didn't you?

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
9/11/2005 7:32 am

That's delightful, ma'am ... and very true: every experience, everything we do or hear or learn or have done unto us leaves its traces that can never be truly erased.

It doesn't mean we stop reaching out for the new - or, at least, it shouldn't - but we tend to go in with eyes wide open more often

Thanks for sharing!

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
9/11/2005 1:08 pm

Indeed, knowledge cannot become unknown to the one person
who has it (it can become forgotten by societies, though)
and events cannot unhappen. They are always there in the
infinite web of existance.

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