Thursday, April 29, 2010

IN FLIGHT (Poem 28)

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Cross the boundaries
Of the vast fields of Knowledge.
Drink! Drink aplenty from the inexhaustible
Pool of Erudition!

The mind that is forever prepared
That which is decided to be
A chisel to carve out grandiose beauty
Out of blighted human commonwealths
Will never be seduced
By Ignorance
Whose villainous forces have
Erected quagmires that waylay
Unsuspecting victims.

Drink! Drink more from the inexhaustible
Pool of Erudition!
Your journey’s flight is about to make

Knowledge makes every waylaid
Fetter by Ignorance
Impeccably passable.

[Writ. 07 Sept. 1987, Univ. of the Philippines, Quezon City, M.Manila.]

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