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. 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
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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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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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Res John Burman 01 February 2008
Lovely, Mary, Thank you ~ R
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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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Janice Wabencki 29 January 2008
I love this... so kewl how it comes back around to the begining.
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Sydney Kerr 29 January 2008
This is an incredible poem, easily my favorite poem that hasn't come from a publication, (unless this has been published before, if not it should be) The last six lines are my favorite, the rhythm and flow is just perfect.
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