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Rated: E · Poetry · Philosophy · #1995410
Age is not wisdom ... (Form:Roundel)
Age and Wisdom

"Does not life bring with it understanding1?"
I ponder words I read but don't accept.
What wisdom's found in those who are left standing
when tides of time have others away swept?

Wisdom and age lead to misunderstanding
for years alone bring age to those inept.
"Does not life bring with it understanding?"
I ponder words I read but don't accept.

Too often wisdom's shared as though commanding;
we're made to feel we've somehow over stepped
as if we've never learned, as though we slept
through lesson of our own which keep expanding.
"Does not life bring with it understanding?"


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Muse Masters Round (10) Selection:
Convention: Allusion ~ Where a poem makes reference to another poem or text.
Form: Roundel ~ is a 13 line poem which forms around two rhymes. There is a refrain, which is set up by the first two lines of the first stanza. The rhyme pattern is A. B. a. b. and a. b. A. B. for the first two stanzas and a quintain for the final stanza that mirrors the first two stanzas, with the last line repeating the first line of the first stanza a. b. b. a. A.
Genre: Philosophy ~ the role of experience or reason in the development of knowledge

1Job 12:12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?

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