Idle Hands

Idle hands do not an idle mind make,

For sitting in silence much effort does it take.

With unflappable thought the body grows more tired,

It is no easy feat to control synaptic fire.

When treated as sloth brain-work is mistaken,

Laziness it’s not, your logic is misshapen.

Without the strain of thought no greatness would exist,

No literature, no art, no inventions could persist.

So lest contemplation be treated as a waste,

You’re best to just say thank you with a smile on your face.

~

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

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11 thoughts on “Idle Hands

  1. Lovely, flowing words coupled with philosophy. I especially loved the first two lines:

    “Idle hands do not an idle mind make,
    For sitting in silence much effort does it take.”

    Looks like I will have to put this up on my wall and read it everyday…! I am one restless soul! 😀

  2. Hi Dom!

    Love the poem, especially “For sitting in silence much effort does it take.” — trying to get a 12 year old boy to practice this from time to time. Oh. My. If the kid would just slow down and think and rely on his own imagination to keep him busy instead of electronics … yikes.

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