Thursday, December 31, 2020

waiting in line






 
 
When you listen you reach
into dark corners and
pull out your wonders.
When you listen your
ideas come in and out
like they were waiting in line.
Your ears don’t always listen.
It can be your brain, your
fingers, your toes.
You can listen anywhere.
Your mind might not want to go.
If you can listen you can find
answers to questions you didn’t know.
If you have listened, truly
listened, you don’t find your
self alone.
 
 
 
 
~  Nick Penna, fifth grade
(from:  Poetic Medicine by John Fox)
 art by Joe Villion
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

Mystic Meandering said...

Love this! Out of the mouths of babes - as they say. We must listen to the children! Untainted by beliefs and philosophies... Just Being who they are...
Warms my heart...

Dean Keller said...


yes, it's a breath of fresh air.
thanks for your comment