. Ignorance Be Bliss Poem by Mary Havran

. Ignorance Be Bliss

Rating: 4.3

If Ignorance be Bliss
One may not seek for this
But if Intelligence is Unwise
One might not choose such prize
Without Wisdom Mercy is naught
Leaving Conscience as peril fraught
For Wisdom grows best by Mercy fed
These two in turn by Conscience are lead
When Intelligence and Wisdom don’t marry
Empathy and Love shall never nearby tarry
One schooled, in the college of living, knows
The ready distance Kindly Compassion goes
Though, by Knowledge, one may find Light
Learning does not instill an unlimited Right
To deny other humans their separate choice
If opposing ideas they do sometimes voice
For Learning would be but a hollow start
If Knowledge be lacking in having Heart
When Heart has defined its own Bliss
Intellect would ere to challenge this
Prudence, therefor, persists
That Ignorance be Bliss


A lot of wisdom in well executed verse.

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Melvin Banggollay 31 January 2008

Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem. Its really true, better to be wise that too inteligent ot intellectual for knowledgeable people who knew everything under the sun does not mean they have the right and prudent wisdom in their heart, mind and soul. best wishes, melvin

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Res John Burman 01 February 2008

Lovely, Mary, Thank you ~ R

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Duncan Wyllie 02 February 2008

Woah! where did this come from, you are such a fine writer Mary I read this and thought, hey, wisdom is not dead, it lives and breathes through the heart of others still An amazing poem Mary Love duncan X

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Thad Wilk 27 January 2008

Thank you for sharing this unique and eloquently written poem Mary love it! ! *10*! Best regards, Friend Thad

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Mamta Agarwal 30 October 2008

amazing insight and expression - so rhythmic, philosophical. a classic indeed. MAMTA

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Sreelekha Premjit 12 March 2008

A truly amazing piece of work. Wish you could tutor me into writing so well....

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Sydney Love 11 March 2008

excellent poem! such a strong message, and it is beautifully woven together in an intricate mannor.

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Al Ramos 23 February 2008

Mary Mary quite contrary, who knew you weren't ordinary. An artist at hand with words for a paint brush. Bravo

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Erhard Hans Josef Lang 19 February 2008

I am inclined to make this poem of yours part of my credo.

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