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Poetry: The Motive for Metaphor by Wallace Stevens

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The Motive for Metaphor 
by Wallace Stevens                                                            
You like it under the trees in autumn,
Because everything is half dead.
The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves
And repeats words without meaning.

In the same way, you were happy in spring,
With the half colors of quarter-things,
The slightly brighter sky, the melting clouds,
The single bird, the obscure moon––

The obscure moon lighting an obscure world
Of things that would never be quite expressed,
Where you yourself were never quite yourself
And did not want nor have to be,

Desiring the exhilarations of changes:
The motive for metaphor, shrinking from
The weight of primary noon,
The  A B C of being,

The ruddy temper, the hammer
Of red and blue, the hard sound––
Steel against intimation––the sharp flash,
The vital, arrogant, fatal, dominant X.

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Listen to my reading of "The Motive for Metaphor" below:

How to Get Things Done: Procrastinating Like a Pro

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Ahem, so if you read my first post under the title of GTD, you would have realized that I am probably not talking to everyone. There are people who believe there is a fixed way of getting things done. I am not one of these people. I believe in instincts and individuality. I also believe in doing more of the things we enjoy. Yes, it is why I don't have a dime to my name. But I am working on that.

Right, so how do you procrastinate like a pro? These are some steps you can take:
1. Admit you are a procrastinator. Make it into a song if you wish. Who knows? It might just earn you fame.
2. Study your procrastination (i.e. what triggers it? How does it make you feel?)
3. Talk about it.  Like a LOT.
4. Procrastinate and still get things done on time.

Mate, I know it is hard to face our demons, but trust me, when you do face them they start looking silly. There is nothing wrong with being a procrastinator. I mean what's the point anyway? This cycle of always doing things. Even sleepi…