Museworthy: The Fragment Called Wisdom

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Museworthy: The Fragment Called Wisdom

There is a cracked stone
It is wise
There is a broken stick
It is wise
There is water, forever formless always formed
It is wise
It is unwise
to shake the whole from its sack of pieces
The head looks around at its new limbs and immediately starts telling them what to do

The earth falls
It is wise
The earth holds
It is wise
Where has the hand gone
which once showed the eyes how to see the spine?

BY MTC CRONIN

MTC Cronin has had seven books of poetry published, the most recent being Bestseller (Vagabond Press, 2001) and My Lover's Back — 79 Love poems (UQP, 2002). After being employed for most of the 1990s in law, she has in recent years begun teaching literature and creative writing at secondary schools and universities. She is currently working on a PhD, Poetry and Law: Discourses of the Social Heart. Her books are available by contacting her at: <margie_cronin@hotmail.com> or phone (02) 9550 2918.

From Green Left Weekly, March 27, 2002.
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