Thursday, June 05, 2008

Our Youth Need Old Crows

Sarah Hanawald tipped me to this wise poem, the full text of which I ultimately found from Google Answers.

by John Ciardi

The old crow is getting slow;
the young crow is not.
Of what the young crow does not know,
the old crow knows a lot.

At knowing things, the old crow is still
the young crow’s master.
What does the old crow not know?
How to go faster.

The young crow flies above, below, and rings
around the slow old crow.
What does the fast young crow not know?