TOWARD WISDOM II
How will we know that humans have grown wise?
When Homo sapiens sapiens realize
What is implicit in our hopeful name
And can our clear benevolence proclaim.
When humankind at last grows truly kind,
The happy end for which we seem designed,
And all our wicked waywardness is mended,
We’ll reach that state for which we are intended.
For what is wisdom but to realize
The double prudence that our name implies?