What Wisdom Sows

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What Wisdom Sows
by Ameen Rihani

The Owl overheard the Nightingale
     Singing to the Rose,
And ever since, he's mute and pale,
Meandering over hell and dale
     Where're the love-wind blows.
He cannot sleep
He cannot even reap,
In the field of night, what wisdom sows.

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