Tell The World

[During her lifetime, Sibyl Mary Croly was a prolific poet. So far I have found over 200 published and unpublished poems. A Square Inch of Space (1974) and Mock Us Gently (1978) contained collections of her works. Numerous other poems were published in newspapers and magazines from 1902 to at least 1978.]

After long arduous study
and a course of elevated thinking
you arrive at an important truth
and you may stand
at a crowded street corner
shouting this important truth to the world
only to discover
that every passerby
has known it for a long time.

[Written in 1980; unpublished.]

All of Sibyl’s poetry published to date on this website can be seen in these posts:

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