Digging for wisdom

How to dig for wisdom, the guide.

 

Some people dig for silver or gold

Some people dig for a cure for the old.

Some people dig for happiness to hold.

Some people dig because they’ve so been told.

 

I dig for wisdom and I find it fun.

I dig for wisdom and I’ve found a ton.

I dig for wisdom in the bright sun.

I dig for wisdom and I’ll tell you how it’s done.

 

When digging for wisdom you don’t need a pick.

When digging for wisdom you can be sick.

When digging for wisdom, don’t need to be quick.

The real way to do it is not a fancy trick.

 

Just take anyone to have a good chat.

Just take a person, not a swan or a rat.

Just take some time so you don’t fall flat.

And just start talking about this and that.

 

When you find a vein that glints just right.

When the topic is wise, even if it just might.

When you dig deeper and it’s not trite.

Just grab and hold on very, very tight.

 

Use lots of words that encourage and inspire.

Use lots of words that make Gandhi admire.

Use lots of words that cheerfully inquire.

Use the words right and light a big fire.

 

Then give silence to make them think.

Then give time for the neurons to blink.

Then give a small nod or a heartening wink.

Prepare for the best and prepare to rethink.

 

Watch them start and watch them stutter.

Watch them mumble and watch them mutter.

Watch them closely and when they utter.

Watch their face get all aflutter.

 

Hear them start and hear them stop.

Hear them go low and go to the top.

Hear them skip and hear them hop.

Hear the wisdom opening shop.

 

They’ll say a thing that’s brand new.

They’ll say a thing that you drew.

They’ll say a thing that they knew.

They’ll be surprised that it’s very true.

 

You dug for wisdom and gave a surprise.

You dug for wisdom and they got the prize.

You dug for wisdom and they were wise.

You dug it for them and sparked their eyes.

 

Digging for wisdom feels like a laugh.

Digging for wisdom or a wisdom-half.

Digging for wisdom with a man-calf.

Digging is easy on others’ behalf.

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