Note to Self:

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“Draw what you see not what you think”: 
…….—the advice of a drawing teacher once upon a time,
but encountered again this morning as the title of a book.

It’s not an easy thing to do because
thoughts keep plowing in by laws 
not even heaven knows
and so it is that Thought and Is
by nature come to blows:

Thought imagines writings on a wall
but finds it’s just itself desiring more
of what it better might ignore

“Clear the mind,” our sages say,

“then see, 
….. then think, 
……….. then do 
……………… what’s next
 ……………………while keeping
untamed Thought at bay.”
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       …………     (not snuffed! 
           ………… at bay)”

Jim Culleny
9/2/18

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