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Think Different

I came across this poem by Robert Bly – Things to Think – and I think it would be very good thinking indeed. Maybe you never have trouble with your thoughts when you experience interruptions. But I do. It’s my thinking. I think I’d like to think differently.
Things to Think

Think in ways you’ve never thought before.
If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message
Larger than anything you’ve ever heard,
Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats.
Think that someone may bring a bear to your door,
Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose
Has risen out of the lake, and he’s carrying on his antlers
A child of your own whom you’ve never seen.
When someone knocks on the door,
Think that he’s about
To give you something large: tell you you’re forgiven,
Or that it’s not necessary to work all the time,
Or that it’s been decided that if you lie down no one will die.

~ Robert Bly ~
(Morning Poems)

I wonder what the otter thinks as he coasts along with dinner on his chest

Posted by opreach on June 9, 2012

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