Saturday, October 18, 2014


   “A Global Wisdom Culture” sounds absurd
   Since Folly seems humanity’s by-word,
   And while we’ve dubbed ourselves the sapient,
   And doubly so, that trait’s not evident.

   Although we’ve grown more powerful and shrewd,
   It’s wit not wisdom with which we’re endued;
   Then all our wits we labor to expend
   On aims inclined to hasten this world’s end.

   Yet if we could grow truly wise, we would
   Learn to behave as sapient beings should,
   Which means by comprehending what a treasure
   Our planet is and taking every measure

        To cultivate it for posterity,
        For flourishing through all eternity.