Arise, my muddled monkey mind!
Do something useful with yourself.
No more distractions will you find;
arise, my muddled monkey mind.
No more delays of any kind—
get back to work, you impish elf.
Arise, my muddled monkey mind.
Do something useful with yourself!
NaPoWriMo, Day 23 prompt: Write a triolet (aka, the form challenge that almost killed me … but it didn’t, so I guess it made me stronger?). Will link for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. Check it out, if you haven’t already.
17 thoughts on “Wishful Thinking (for NaPoWriMo, Day 23)”
How many days have I been burdened with the same mind? I chuckled all the way through, nodding in sympathy.
Thank you, Yousei! Facebook and Twitter are great/terrible for the monkey-minded. 🙂
ah but some days its fun to watch the monkeys play…
we are a world of distraction…
Indeed! I was so distracted today, I finally had no choice but to write about it.
The triolet–what a great way to reflect the obsessive, digressive spinning of “monkey mind”! Your poem helps me understand what the triolet for, Marilyn.
Thanks so much, Jennifer! I couldn’t get my mind off how scattered it was and how hard it would be to write a triolet under such conditions. 🙂
My monkey mind jumps when I am trying to quietly do yoga 🙂
Or meditating, for me: “Am I thinking of nothing yet? Is my mind as blank as it should be?”
Ah the muddle ness of ones mind, I can relate 😉 x
love the alliteration there! Nice one 🙂
Lol – How well I know the feeling 🙂
Thanks, M.J. I’m so muddled, I’m only now getting around to replying!
Well done triolet. Ah yes, monkey mind… I know all too well.
Thank you, Todd! I used the repetitiveness to my advantage. 🙂