Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Degrees of Brilliance

Somebody fails,
But in a brilliant way.
While someone else succeeds,
but without a special idea.
Why would people say,
Someone is brilliant,
Someone else has mere technique.
Why would they rate
Mind more important than matter,
Idea stronger than fact.
A questioning child looks at that
And knows immediately,
What works,
And what not.
It is only grown up humans who think
To fail brilliantly is more brilliant
Than to succeed with no idea.

What is more brilliant?
A trainwreck
Or a living blade of grass?

Degrees of brilliance:
To fail.
To fail in a special way.
To succeed,
To succeed in a special way,
To find failure in success.

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