The passing down of wisdom

What is art, you say?
The way a teacher dances
with his disciple,
and only —
only to the disciple
when he realises it,
sees it —
is art.
How do they dance, you ask?
Well, they play games,
a tap here, a tap there;
it is like
trimming a bonsai,
planting seeds of wisdom,
masked well,
hidden in disguise.

For AM
Neal Ym (Phalguni Y)
October 16, 2016