I watch my thoughts

Man absorbed in his thoughts

I watch my thoughts,
Like the baskets of a water mill:
filled with being,
ready to empty
So that the wheel can keep turning.

A few flocks,
On my roof,
announce a blizzard.

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A brief note on the concept of thought flow

In literature, thought flow refers to the continuous, uninterrupted stream of consciousness that provides insight into a character’s innermost thoughts and emotions. This narrative technique allows readers to dig deep into the characters’ psyches and experience their thoughts raw and unfiltered.

One remarkable example of thought flow in literature is James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses. The novel takes readers on a journey through a single day in the life of the protagonist, Leopold Bloom, deepening his stream of consciousness. Joyce’s intricate use of stream of thought allows readers to experience Bloom’s innermost thoughts, feelings, and memories, providing deep insight into the character’s psyche.

Ulysses by James Joyce
James Joyce’s celebrated novel “Ulysses” is one of the most famous examples of literature based on the flow of thought. A book that everyone should read.

Another exemplary work that showcases the flow of thought is Virginia Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway.” Through the stream of consciousness, Woolf offers a fragmented but intimate portrait of the protagonist, Clarissa Dalloway, as she navigates through her thoughts and memories over a single day. This narrative technique adds depth and complexity to the character, inviting readers to empathize with his struggles and aspirations.

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