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First, cast out metaphor,
For that is alchemy;
Yours is not to make magic.

Second, shun words,
For words confuse.
Less risk in silence.

Third, stop thinking,
For thought is action,
And that might hurt.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 08, 2014


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Written in 1975, from a place where this was relevant.

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  • Shahzia Batool (1/10/2014 1:36:00 AM)

    i think this is relevant here too...but one cannot agree to everything as to stop thinking is to stop living but yes silence has less risk but not everywhere...prudence is to know where to use and where to shun words...

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