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Know Thy Self Poem/Proverb

A copy of this ancient Egyptian poem/proverb was given to me last Saturday at the Words with Wings Open Mic (at Sankofa Cafe). Just thought I’d share…

Know Thy Self Poem/Proverb

A person who knows not
And knows not that they know not
Is foolish – disregard them

A person who knows not
And knows that they know not
Is simple – teach them

A person who knows not
And believes that they know
Is dangerous – avoid them

A person who knows
And knows not that they know
Is asleep – awaken them

A person who knows
And knows that they know
Is wise – follow them

All of these persons reside in you
Know Thy Self
And to Maat be true

 

Peace,
Kristin J
Pens Up Press

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I am an activist, author, and teaching artist passionate about anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-imperialist education. I started Pens Up Press because I love to read and write and because I believe in the power of our people to liberate ourselves and each other through learning and grassroots activism. In conjunction with Pens Up Press, I manage the Uproar Poetry Group facilitating free creative writing workshops and supporting free open mic events. I live in Harlem with my dear friend Marcus Potts, my fiancee Xi'an Glynn, and my black cat Squeaky.

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