‘No Thought’ is a Thought

by Rula Shin

Words I greet like stills
Framed by encounters in molds
Learned and relearned through my word experience

Images I grasp remain
Bound by images I carry
Lived and relived time and again

I struggle to transcend all
Entities of thought in the
Realm of thoughtlessness

Alas! In vain,
I think to
Not think!


Author's Note: A Minimal of sorts...

Posted on 05/26/2004
Copyright © 2021 Rula Shin

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 05/26/04 at 10:26 PM

and there is no such thing as nothing... for nothing is something... intriguing "minimal" write here, that challenges the mind... i love the nod to photos, images, etc... it puts a snap-shot in my eye... great piece... blessings...

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 05/27/04 at 02:04 AM

Yes, I think not to think all the time. I struggle to transcend the realm of thoughts into a thoughtlessness to transcend the barricades of the known into the domain of the unknown by using the refined energies of sensing ( intutive) rather than thinking. The normal seeing is always bound by our images, lived and relived time and again and the intake and expressions of thoughts by our subjective word experience through which we experience words. In other words experience is bound by the experience unless we transcend the boundaries of the known by transcending the boundaries of our images and thoughts. Lets think not to think. This is a typical Rula poem and I like it.

Posted by Amanda L Marron on 05/27/04 at 04:27 PM

thoughts are memories waiting to be thought of

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/27/04 at 04:29 PM

I like! Kind of a departure for you, and I can sure see myself in this one. Thanks!

Posted by Max Bouillet on 05/27/04 at 06:37 PM

There are so many ways to change. Think, not think, re-think, un-think. It is very interesting that so much thought goes into not thinking --especially when so many people apparently live their whole lives without thinking. ;) Great verse filled with insight ---to get you thinking. ;)

Posted by Christopher Shin on 05/27/04 at 11:52 PM

I wish I could not think, but maybe it is in my nature to constantly be in turmoil. Constantly revisiting broken worlds.

Posted by Jean Mollett on 05/29/04 at 05:13 AM

Hi Rula, Very good and clever too. Looks like another on your hand.

Posted by Jean Mollett on 05/29/04 at 05:15 AM

And sometimes a thought comes to us, when we're not really wanting to think a thought. Hee! Hee! Ya gotta watch this could very confusing if ya go too fast.

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 05/30/04 at 01:26 AM

I am thinking a good poem Rula....Charlie

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 06/06/04 at 11:30 AM

that is the beauty of choice and the coinages of words as they are double sided, and there is no losing whiche'er way they are flipped, as they need ne'er land and too the beauty and choice of human will which can stop on a dime to listen and consider and take off in an instant at the speed of light and wiser for the pause and the listen.

Posted by Laura Doom on 08/09/04 at 11:29 PM

Is an 'open' mind as impossible as an 'empty' mind? Association rules & lures...If I want to 'empty' my mind, I have to fill it with loud, trashy music...not exactly transcendental meditation, but less tortuous than thinking :>

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