Beside a lake I pondered,
Why, it was some time ago.
The water seemed dormant in
A deceiving status quo;
Gently by, a bird wandered -
Fresh, like wind through a meadow.
White, she was a pelican,
Unperturbed by all below -
Not a hint of fear or angst
Did she seem to bear or show.
More poised than a man who fears heights
She was - that bird, white as snow.
Her ignorance remains her strength,
Hence my flaw is all I know:
The immense knowledge I boast
Is both a friend and a foe:
For it is clear to me that
Simpler minds are free of woe.
And I have learnt all of this
From that pelican, long ago…
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