All knowledge is precious… 

‘All knowledge is precious whether or not it serves the slightest human use.’ A.E. Housman

Revising for an exam today, I and thinking about the phenomenons of learning and curiosity.

 

All knowledge is precious… 

 

He sits at the back, on the ledge

Feet on the desk in front, leaning forward

Deep in thought, like the empty room

Strip lights throw a dim pool on the stage

 

The lecture theatre clicks,  breathes..  a heavy silence

A palpable purpose, learning seeping through

Walls, secrets wriggling through cracks

Empty seats whispering across the room

 

He drinks it in as he history boys in silence

Imagining cut and thrust witnessed here

 

Unseen

The air rustles

A door swings

The spell is broken

 

Footsteps pad away

The silent air resettles

 

Time resumes

 

Library Sloth out. 

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