POETRY: Things To Think by Robert Bly

Things To Think by Robert Bly

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.

2 Comments on POETRY: Things To Think by Robert Bly

  1. What a beautiful poem. Who painted the artwork?

    Like

1 Trackback / Pingback

  1. Caveat Lector (October 15, 2018) – The Thinking Mystic

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: