Perfectly Wise People (a poem)

Perfectly Wise People

by David Ray

Now and then you meet
these wise people who,

when asked what they do,
say “Nothing – nothing
at all!”
           “But surely you
do something?”
           “No, nothing –
nothing at all.”

           Oh, wise people
who cannot even tell us
how to do nothing,

for that would be
something, really something,

the telling. Thus
are you wiser than I.



© 2017 David Ray. All Rights Reserved.

Photo (“L’asino sapiente – The wise donkey“) by Ronald Menti on a Creative Commons License


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