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Posted 7/19/15 , edited 7/19/15
"The road to wisdom? Well it's plain and simple to express:
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
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.

by Stephen Vincent Benét

The Highwayman

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