If all we do is preach to each other

then you will be in one corner

and I in another.

The silence

of alienation.


But if we care enough

to listen

to understand

then we will be

drawn to

our own



Listen, and build a bridge.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

11 thoughts on “Listening

  1. Beautifully put!!!! One needs to listen much more than one needs to talk…to think and mull over issues…to understand the other’s point of view…Thank you for making me re-realize how important it is to build that bridge. I will take inspiration from this post and be a better listener, starting today 🙂

  2. I don’t know how the correct saying is in English but translated it says: “Only in a quiet pond the stars are reflected.” This is what came to my mind while reading your wonderful words!

  3. Beautiful thought in simple words, touches the very core of our being!We all need one but also need to learn to be a good listener!

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