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In the poem "An Ordinary Day" by Norman Maccaig what is the meaning of the line- A cow started a moo but thought better of it. pls explain the poem  

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MacCaig writes a lot about observing and being observed and the dynamic interaction between the two.  Is he taking his mind for a walk or is his mind taking him for a walk?  I don't see this so much as a reference to Descartes who compared the mind to a ghost controlling the body (machine).  I take it to mean that, as there is no way to separate the speaker from his mind, in terms of doing or thinking or observing, there is no way to separate the observer from the observed: you can't have one without the other.  And it is reciprocal when other minds are...

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