Simple, clear, concise, profound,
Wisdom as knowledge fulfilled;
Teaching passes on a hope,
As our species passes on our skill.
Skill in living, a craft, or art;
Wise of mind, in hand or heart;
Teaching helps to keep us smart,
In the ways we seek to learn.
Some do teach by memory or wrote.
Others teach by reciting a quote;
One may tell a story or anecdote;
But all seek to express a meaning.
Some are masters, others beginning,
Some are idealists and others pragmatic;
Some are sinners and some others are sainted;
Some are boring and others charismatic.
Experience may be at the source,
A book or hearsay, or a greater force.
Tradition, intuition, whatever resource;
Teaching is part of the way of nature.