Poetry Friday: What I Know About Epistemology

May 22nd, 2009

It is college — and pretty soon high school — graduation season. This week’s selection is one of those poems that captures just a bit of wisdom about life for graduates and for the rest of us.

What I Know About Epistemology
by John Surowiecki

As the light goes, go.
Be the rustling in the grass, the fall from
convention’s good graces: learn, or someone
will have you filing files or writing writs,
demonstrating cutlery or selling knowledge

door to door; someone might even drop
your lovely life into a factory and have you
derusting rings on the coolant-spouting
turntable of a vertical lathe.

Read the rest of the poem here

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Mary Lee HAHN  |  May 23rd, 2009 at 5:44 am

    I wasn’t expecting this poem to make me feel smart!

    “And the best part is,
    you always know more than you know.”


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