let questions hang to ripen into asking
for consequence of too rash decision
is a bellyache
know when to be wise lawyer
to anticipate the answer if you would
lead others on a path
and when you are the other
judge the question not as
functionary or a puzzle piece
shaved for fitting in a space
do not opt for quickness of reply
and be wise in reflective silence
for there is ease in a waiting time
know there is dignity in ignorance
when maturity is in the greenness
of a young child’s mind…
rather sprinkle questions like a salt
to increase their thirstiness
Artwork by Mary Cassatt
9 thoughts on “let questions hang to ripen”
Deep curtsey to you, Ward.
very nice. I like the open line.
Thank you, Andrew. I like that look in poetry, too.
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and I read this on … Mother’s Day
All well and good…smiles.
Smile. That’s good to know. Thank you.