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“Ancora imparo”. Scribbled in the margin of one of his drawings, these words  transcend from the wisdom and insight of Michelangelo to all of us today.

In the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, famous Indian philosopher….

I am also inspired by my mother who will be turning 80 next month. She has no interest in spending her days playing Bingo or baking pies for church events, but instead has me ordering from Amazon the latest books on digital photography, American politics and current worldly events. Recently she mastered the use of a tablet, sending her first emails, complete with personal emoticons. She may be trailing behind in terms of technology, but she is still learning.

What are you still learning?

That is the topic of today’s Poetics in our virtual pub.

We know that learning takes place in many forms from formal education to the hard knocks of life.  For this prompt, I am asking you to write a poem about something you are still learning. It can be concrete such as learning to cook or fly fish or more personal like facing your own emotions, your demons or shortcomings. Maybe you have much to still learn of society, culture, human interaction, your own reflections in the mirror? Be honest. Be humble. Write from the heart or keep it light.

This is Michelle (Mish). I am an early childhood educator, taking lessons from toddlers on a daily basis. I am also a poet learning from other poets…yes, you and you and you!!

Here’s how to join in:

  • Write a poem and post it to your blog or website.
  • Click on Mr. Linky below and add your name and direct URL to your poem.
  • Drop in to say hello!
  • Read and comment on the other poems. That is what dVerse is all about.
  • Have fun!


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