The Writing of Thane Zander
The Wise Man
The Hawg Series
General Poetry Six
General Poetry Seven
General Poetry Eight
General Poetry Nine
General Poetry Ten
General Poetry Eleven
General Poetry Twelve
General Poetry Thirteen
General Poetry Fourteen
General Poetry Fifteen
General Poetry Sixteen
General Poetry Seventeen
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General Poetry Nineteen
General Poetry Twenty
General Poetry Twenty One
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The Wise Man by Jim Warren
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A poem and picture set created for a challenge.  I love the picture, and feel the poem works well with it.  Plus I also see this painting as how I think I will look when I reach that venerable age.

Sits there, a once great pillar
of family and society,
bereft of bookend ears,
turning memories like pages,
the smoke of residual synapses
puffs ancient from hickory bowl.

A wispiness of moss hangs
from a weathered oaken face
chiselled from bibliography hunts,
journeys through the tomes of choice,
one can read this book by it's cover,
yet not read the mind of time.

In the annals of the heart,
a light glows still
through a sailing ships window,
on a world that marvels
at the knowledge that dwells within,
age shall not wary him, nor silverfish.

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