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.