Sunday, June 25, 2006

DO NOT (Wasting Your Life With Thoughts About Nothing)

Do not think of a shadow
Do not visualise a rainbow
Do not imagine a vacuum

Do not wonder if she was right
Do not picture inside of a circle
Do not feel your breath inhale

Do not remember a lost love
Do not calculate one minus one
Do not conceive of starving millions

Do not envisage a dinosaur
Do not consider global warming
Do not reflect upon your image

Do not do what I tell you to do

Think for yourself.


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23 Comments:

Blogger katy said...

i just did everything you told me not to.

Sunday, June 25, 2006 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

:-)

Sunday, June 25, 2006 1:37:00 PM  
Blogger rch said...

OK, OK I won't... er, no I will... ahhhhhhhhhhh I'm so confused! Seriously, I love it. 8^D

Bob

Sunday, June 25, 2006 5:28:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Heh heh heh the ol' infallible double negative reverse kickback anti-thrust.
Cheers
Glenn

Sunday, June 25, 2006 5:48:00 PM  
Blogger Scheherazade said...

this is so you.

the antithetical simon says.

Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:14:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Funny you should say that.. my daughter (2 next week ) has just learned to play Simon says. I also remember one of those myriad of programmes about child development/raising that said you should never tell a child "Dont ..." as they inevitably don't hear the don't and focus on the rest of what you say!
Although antithetical simon says has a nice ring to it, I'm not so sure of the implications of it's acronym! perhaps a smart one on occasion;-)

Sunday, June 25, 2006 6:35:00 PM  
Blogger katy said...

let's see if this works...

do not send me a link to one of your poems for the ringing of the bards #2

do not send it before july 1st

...

please?

^_^

Sunday, June 25, 2006 8:02:00 PM  
Blogger swan_pr said...

lots of thinking and considering to do... someone told me not too long ago not to spend too much time thinking, as it hinders on living ;)

Sunday, June 25, 2006 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger abhay k said...

Hi Glenn,
this poem is so simple yet so profound...the last line gives it all that profoundness when you say please do not do all i say..think for yourself...the climax is what the world needs today..
great writing!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 11:41:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Swan, i'll ry not to think about it. Sound advice from someone Id say.

Monday, June 26, 2006 4:52:00 AM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Abhay, Thank you kind sir.
Katy I'll see if i can't do something about it.

Monday, June 26, 2006 4:53:00 AM  
Blogger ozymandiaz said...

Eh, its Monday, i wasn't planning on doing any of that stuff anyhow...
Oh, wait, double negative...
All right, I'll do all but the last one, it is, as I said, Monday. Mondays and relfection don't go together very well...

Monday, June 26, 2006 6:12:00 AM  
Blogger Yemanja said...

Okay then, I'm thinking... The beach...white pure sand... a martini and seductive sounds of samba... Mmmm...

How's that?

*Smiles!! ;-)

Monday, June 26, 2006 9:07:00 PM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

love love love this! I second the motion what Scheherazade said in here. This is also somehow fitting with my new poem. :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Shirley said...

For some reason I keep hearing my parents say..."Don't do as I do, do as I say." Thanks for the reminder!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 5:12:00 AM  
Anonymous empty vessel said...

know what weta?!!! this piece is straightfowardly opposite!!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Ozy..put a big silly grin on my face you did
Yemanja.. lovely. Now tell me where you would go for a holiday!
Cecilia.. welcome back.. missed you and thanks for the latest gift from yourself- note I have neither asked anything nor said anything yet! Will do soon tho..
Shirley.. well parents have to have some perks!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 7:59:00 PM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

Thanks, Glenn. It's been tough (still is, but fighting it out)....I need to re-charge with my passion (writing/blog) to take mind away from the giant realities of life. :)

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:07:00 AM  
Blogger blueorchid said...

Don't tell me not to do what you tell me. It's interesting, is it not, how in both maths and English that a double negative makes a positive? You got to...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 10:28:00 PM  
Blogger Travis Jay Morgan said...

Good message which I think is important to share. Interesting form and style. Reminds me of a poem I wrote with a similar message titled "Truth Seeker" with an additional messgage of being true.

Friday, June 30, 2006 6:07:00 AM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Cecilia, whatever it is , if you write more thats a good thing!
Ian, it is an interesting thing! I found it interesting that to tell someone to think for themselves almost has the feel of a double negative to it. Can anyone not think for themselves?
Travis, Thank you. I'm never quite certain about truth.

Friday, June 30, 2006 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger arch.memory said...

Love it! (Though I have to say, not a big fan of the avatar--I hate insects!)
I am so glad to read your poetry in the Carnival. I do hope you're planning on submitting a link for next week's Carnival (I'll be hosting).
Best,
Ashraf

Monday, July 03, 2006 8:44:00 PM  
Blogger Crunchy Weta said...

Ashraf,
Napoleon had his bumblebee
Lovebug nuber fifty three
Me I have the ugly weta
Quite perfect as my avatar.

Cheers
Glenn.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 4:37:00 AM  

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