Shawn L. Bird

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poem-learning to listen February 25, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:47 pm
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A roomful

of opinions

opinions

opinions

everyone shouting

no one hears.

I think!

I believe!

I!

I!

I!

Wait!

Sit.

Listen.

Ask a question.

Listen to the answer.

Really listen.

Hear.

Think.

Learn.

Grow.

.

.

.

Another poem for the very inspiring Robin with whom I teach.   So honoured to work in a school full of such amazing masters.  So wonderful to watch kids learn how diverse our world is, how full of shades of grey, how their opinions aren’t the only ones in the world.  🙂

 

12 Responses to “poem-learning to listen”

  1. Geo Sans Says:

    comparing
    ~
    my
    your view
    interpretation

  2. An apt description of the co-op board meetings where I used to live and sometimes my union meetings at work. The Union meetings have gotten better and more organized.

  3. Dan Rutberg Says:

    Reblogged this on Rutbedan’s Weblog and commented:
    Active Listening!

  4. xmarrsx Says:

    I enjoyed this. One word carries so much weight hidden in each letter. Nice poem!!

  5. Light leaps around great mountains:
    guardians of a forgotten truth,
    lurking in the grey mass of my mind.
    If the rhythmic, restless oceans
    whisper colourful truths
    then the mountain reminds me
    to sit. To smile. To listen.


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