Year in, year out, you’ve bent over books.
You’ve gathered more knowledge
than you’d need for nine lives.
When all is said and done,
so little is needed, and that much
the heart has always known.
In Egypt the god of knowledge
had the head of an ape.
Olav H. Hauge, The Dream We Carry (Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 2008), translated by Robert Bly and Robert Hedin, p. 115.