The Vast Limitlessness of Knowledge (New Poem by Polly Castor)

The Vast Limitlessness of Knowledge (New Poem by Polly Castor)
The Vast Limitlessness of Knowledge, poem by Polly Castor

Approaching the Universe (monoprint) by Polly Castor

The Vast Limitlessness of Knowledge

What is the thing
that most gets in the way
of learning something new?
The mentality that says,
“I already know that.”
Ho hum. Pish posh.
Moving right along.
Can’t teach an old dog
new tricks. Refuse to be
an old dog. Be perky,
fresh, ready to try,
content to be astonished.
Ask questions.
Probe. Be curious.
Expand your thought.
Try new things.
Push boundaries.
Evaporate obstacles.
Respond differently.
Quell complacency.
Be willing to be wrong.
Put yourself in
someone else’s shoes.
Challenge the status quo.
Delve deeper.
Dive beneath the surface.
Explore the unfamiliar.
Go where you’ve never gone before.
Do something unexpected.
Chafe against complacency.
Look for new insights.
Value divergent perspectives.
Improve regularly by one percent.
Increase your compassion.
Grow in patience.
Investigate anomalies.
Observe more closely.
Request more information.
Humble yourself.
Get new directions.
Own that there
may be a better way.
Admit you may not know it all.
Become more intrigued.
Investigate possibilities.
Wonder about every detail.
Obtain new skills.
Grasp advanced concepts.
Establish a crisp
pattern of unending,
invigorated realization.
Plumb the complexities of
eternally unfolding truth,
never stagnant, idle, or bland.
Come up with original creativity.
Bring light to every speck of darkness.
Illumine your own comprehension.
Discover the vast limitlessness
of knowledge. Stretch yourself.
Settle for nothing less.

by Polly Castor

The vast limitless of knowledge poem

Interlaced Ambiguities (monoprint) by Polly Castor


The vast limitless of knowledge poem

Subliminal Questions (monoprint) by Polly Castor

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Sue Krevitt 3 years ago

    I can!
    I will!
    I shall!
    I want to!
    I could!
    I need to!


  2. Dilys 3 years ago

    Lovely, Pollly! Beautiful artwork and uplifting thoughts.

    When one of my daughters was a teenager she asked me what my ambitions were. I answered that it was to enjoy seeing her and her siblings grow up. She asked me why I didn’t have any ambitions for myself!

    That set me thinking in a new direction and shortly after that I embarked on a degree course with the Open University. (I hadn’t been to university when I left school). This is a distance learning establishment and one can study alongside working full time, as I was at that time. I absolutely loved learning new things and enjoyed the challenges along the way.

    So yes, try new things and limit less!

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      Polly Castor 3 years ago


  3. Anne T 3 years ago

    Love this message – it definitely spoke to me! Always need to remain open to new thinking and ways to accomplish things 💕 Your monoprints remind me of Sam Gilliam pieces I saw yesterday @RinglingCircusMuseum exhibit

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