Talk:Thinking (poem)

Latest comment: 4 years ago by Bangabandhu in topic Poem Text

Poem Text edit

There is no version of the poem here on the page????

I think it's pretty stupid how a name redirects to a poem. Is there no page, or were people just too lazy? Pokemonmasterpearl (talk) 21:18, 30 January 2014 (UTC)Reply

it's a bit of a circular link as well... I suspect there's no copy of the full text because it might not be in the Public Domain yet... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:31, 2 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

I am adding the poem text. It looks like it was deleted for copyright concerns several years ago without explanation. The poem is in the public domain. Other articles, such as Ozymandias have full text of poems. I would welcome anyone referring me to Wikipedia's guidance advising its exclusion. Bangabandhu (talk) 05:24, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply

Bangabandhu, thanks for adding the poem text, but someone altered it afterwards, so that now it features instantly recognizable 21st century "politically correct" diction ("person" instead of "man", etc.), so that the statement in this Wikipedia article that the version given here is likely the most accurate, is definitely false. I'm currently reading Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich in the unaltered and unedited 1937 original version (digital facsimile), where the poem is quoted, and there are many differences. In a way, one might argue that the version currently included in the Wikipedia article is improved over the original, but it definitely isn't the original 1905 version. The introductory text in this Wikipedia article should likely be amended to reflect that.
Faterson (talk) 13:11, 27 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Yes that seems like a reasonable clarification and a contribution you could make. Bangabandhu (talk) 20:30, 29 December 2019 (UTC)Reply