On this blog, a companion to "ArtSoPotent," I will write about the connection between visual art and other art forms, including cinema, dancing, poetry, and specifically music. This space will also serve to display images of my commercial work: Calligraphy, Collage, Note Cards, Hand-painted boxes, Handmade books,and other mixed-media works.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mother Wit

These people know plenty
Yet spent little time in school
They were educated by experience
But learned by self-rule

They know each part of a vehicle
What to leave or take out
They taught themselves to read
They know what life's about

They know that ghosts exist
And understand the seasons well
They know when to give advice
And know what not to tell

These people excel at life
And always think on their feet
They know that survival sense
Is more than food to eat

They have mother wit
Taught by mother earth
Never to know how you get it
Only what it's worth!

copyright 2009, Georgette Jones

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