In the very beginning
I had no knowledge,
I did not even know
That I did not know,
Now all I can claim
Is that I know I do not know,
So let us begin.

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. charlesmashburn
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 21:17:14

    If I only knew then, what I know now? Nicely done!


  2. ebbtide
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 22:19:32

    nicely phrased


  3. pandamoniumcat
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 22:34:32

    Very good!


  4. Jingle
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 22:56:07

    lovely word play.
    enjoyed it.
    Happy Potluck!


  5. julie
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 23:01:23

    meat and sweet


  6. Pat Cegan
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 23:33:51

    I love this. It is true that we must get to the point that we understand that we do not know anything, before we can begin. The older I get the more I know how little I know. No wonder people get forgetful when they are older….perhaps they are just in touch with the fact they don-t know anything. lol I am almost there! Great poem, succient and thought-provoking. Hugs, pat


  7. Becca Givens
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 00:36:47

    I can certainly relate to this one! Nicely captured!


  8. dasuntoucha
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 03:44:39

    Now all I can claim
    Is that I know I do not know

    …I’m right there with you…felt.


  9. erbdex
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 13:40:30

    Circle the circle to tread forward to circle.


  10. booguloo
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 19:13:22

    It’s knowing knot that ties up the loose ends.


  11. David King
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 15:43:45

    The beginning of wisdom, unless I am much mistaken.


  12. mjsoul91
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 19:58:53

    I absolutely LOVE this! You didn’t need to go on and on and on to say something meaningful and profound! I find it so amazing how we realize how much we do not know, when we’ve spent so much time trying to find out all the things we do not know…if all I knew was everything! Nice job!


  13. Fountains
    Jul 03, 2011 @ 06:37:20

    Very evocative. Brings forth thoughts of Socrates.


  14. Kim Nelson
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 20:29:47



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