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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Spinning a Penny by Piet Hein

Came across this post on an interesting blog by Amit called Anything Else. Interesting posts, mostly techie. The poem was great. Incidentally, I liked his retitling of it, so I'll keep it the same! (The original name is A Psychological Tip)

Whenever you're called on to make up your mind,
and you're hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.

No - not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you're passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you're Hoping.

The poem is by Piet Hein, a Danish poet and scientist. His poems are known as "Grooks"!

Googled him and came across Piet Hein's Home Page. Interesting reading!


Blogger Chirayu said...

Hi Abhijit,

You have a nice blog. A very good collection of verses.

This one's a beautiful verse.

Nice visiting your blog.

Came to your blog through a Google search for Bronislaw Maj's, A Leaf. A beautiful, beautiful poem.


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