Listen

Listen to her speak

Hear every word she says

And also how she says it

Watch her eyes sparkle

And then turn cloudy

Then over-bright again

And see how her hands suddenly move fluidly

To cover up what her eyes don’t seem to be able to hide

Hear her breathe

As she rushes on,

a torrent of words,

Tumbling over each other

And hidden among two crammed together

Is a gentle, almost inaudible sigh

If you listen carefully enough,

You’ll even hear a little sob

And an occasional smile

Yes, smiles can be heard

And frowns too

Pain is the easiest to hear

And so is joy

But not love

Or loyalty

Or hatred

But who needs to listen to the words?
They are but distractions

Didn’t someone say that language was the art of concealing thought?

Well, listening is the art of hearing what people don’t say.

15 thoughts on “A real good listener”
  1. True, listening is the art of hearing what people don’t say…

    And someone who doesn’t understand your silence will never interpret your words…

  2. if the same was true for writing too, then all blogs would be empty and we would have to try and figure out something which was never written… hehe…

    absolute rocking of a post 🙂

  3. if we could listen to so much more life would be one noisy place!

    I just stumbled upon your blog…and now you are on my favourites.
    Awesome idea!

  4. “Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn’t hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor.”

    – Hugh Eillot

    🙂

    ..Me

  5. Iyer, dusty: Thenk yew 🙂

    infinity: crazy is normal. No one wants to admit to it, that’s all.

    rose: That’s deep and mystical…Zen-like almost.

    anonymous: I get them from that junkyard I call my brain.

  6. Lol @ iyer education!

    But yeh, “Listening is the art of hearing what people don’t say…”
    That is so wonderfully true!!

    You have an amazing blog over here.
    Loved the posts you’ve written.

  7. junkyard : – a field where junk is collected and stored for resale are you a comercial writer whatever you are I really appreciate you philosophy

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