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American Life In Poetry

 

April 23, 2020

I had to drop out of a philosophy class in college because I'd begun to think about what I was thinking about and I was getting dizzy and sick. Here's a poem by Danusha Laméris about getting relief from thinking. It's from Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, published by Grayson Books of West Hartford, CT. The poet lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and she has a book forthcoming in April 2020 from the University of Pittsburgh Press entitled Bonfire Opera.

Thinking

Don't you wish they would stop, all the thoughts

swirling around in your head, bees in a hive, dancers

tapping the...



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