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Poem

From Yeats:

The Balloon of the Mind

Hands, do what you're bid;
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags in the wind
Into its narrow shed.

Discussions - 2 Comments

I have to do that today, as I have time for working thought, if I can make the mind obey.

However, this article was out last week and argues against harnessing the mind: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/science/29tier.html?_r=1 Confessedly, most of my mind wandering is counter-productive.

What kind of poem is that? It don't even rhyme!

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