They all give the same advice:
Write what you know.
But I now know
I know nothing.

I aspire to the wisdom
Of the potato vine,
Who shows the air her flowers
But keeps her treasures underground.

Once I have studied enough,
When I know what she knows,
I will write poems of great beauty;
Then I will bury them in the garden.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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4 Responses to Advice

  1. Benjamin says:

    On the day you acquire “wisdom” (a trait I think you have in abundance) the potatoes shall be richer, but we readers shall be poorer.

  2. yeoldefoole says:

    I wish I’d written this!!!

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