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"The road to wisdom? Well it's plain and simple to express:
Err
and err
and err again
but less
and less
and less."

Piet Hein wrote a lot of short poems like this, but I think this one is my favorite
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The Bridge Builder
BY WILL ALLEN DROMGOOLE
An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”
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One of my favourites is "The Stolen Child" by W. B. Yeats
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My first step dad was an English major. I hated that he read Kafka to me as a seven year old. Metamorphosis' character, Gregor, was too easy for me to identify with. I had nightmares for months about turning into a cockroach. I do appreciate these two poems and one song he read to me before sleep time.


NIGHTMARE NUMBER THREE
by Stephen Vincent Benét



The Highwayman
BY ALFRED NOYES

Rocket Man
by Elton John
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