Best Listener

The art of listening, best taught by the family pooch –
ears attuned to nuances, carefully weed through
human gibberish for words that resonate:
treat, dinner, walk, cuddles…

Those eyes challenge, invite compassion
convey a depth beyond understanding
and when tone turns impatient,
little paws retreat, as if words are blows.

If only I could learn to listen,
hear the workings of your mind
inquisitive, compelling – imagine
the wisdom you would offer.


This week we have focused on the role of listening. Please take a moment to catch up on any posts you might have missed.

Just Trust Me, Blog of Hammad Rais
Life on my patio…, Heart to Heart
Little Rascal, I Write Her
Night Moves, Eugi’s Causerie II
Identity!, radhikasreflection
Connection, parallax
Listening, The Curtain Call
To listen or not to listen, one letter UP
Help, paeansunplugged
Red Wings Take Flight, Sgeoil
Seeking Sanctuary, Stuff and what if…
Nature’s Silence Improves My Mind, Snippets of a Traveling Mind
Lessons in Listening, Hearing the Mermaids Sing

Thanks to all! Join me tomorrow for a new challenge!

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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