The Insupportable Knowledge of Nothing

Life Is Like That

        Wisdom
~ Thomas Merton
 

 

I studied and it
taught me nothing.
I learned it and soon
forgot everything else. 
Having forgotten, I
was burdened with
knowledge. 
The insupportable
knowledge of nothing. 
How sweet my life
would be if I were
wise! 
Wisdom is well known
when it is no longer
seen or thought of. 
Only then is
understanding
bearable.
 
 

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