Whether from books or teachers,
or through the lamp of experience,
learning challenges and liberates.
Cultivating knowledge inspires our best—
we become steeped in self-esteem,
Among life's greatest rewards during this sojourn
is the sustenance from learning.

It enhances intrinsic capabilities:
is breath for mind, soul, being.

It directs the symphony of self-improvement,
our quest toward self-realization:

Seasons of learning nourish reason and discernment.
Learning encourages self-discovery, guiding
our unfinished present future-ward.
As we cross the dunes of time,
education remains wealth.
Learning, learning until our ebbing days,
we live in an eternal sunrise ...  .


Copyright 1982, 2006, Gary Kline