The Source of Wisdom: a tanka/haibun

From Ronovan Writes, this week we have two new, as always, prompt words to compose a hnaiku from (though I chose to write a tanka): Source and Thought.

Believe me when I say that the tanka is based in real-life experience: mine! Wether we admit it or not, I think we all believe we know all there is to know at the ripe old age of 16-18. Then around 25 or so we have the reverlation that we were wrong – but now we certainly do know all there is to know! When I turned 40 I finally came tothe truth: I was just beginning to have a clue. And I honestly think this applies to 99% of all folks, no matter if they/we admit it or not.

in my youth I though
wisdom is the greatest strength
the source – God above
time brought many changes- bad
good comes from God above
When I wrote this the following Scripture came to mind, and here I share it with you:

“If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”  James 3:13-18


  1. Wow, today as I was writing my Haiku I youtubed Jimmy Buffett’s song ‘A pirate looks at 40’. I won’t explain all the meanderings of my mind that got me there, but you can and have imagined.

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