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Listen when you Hear

Updated on March 14, 2016
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Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

Alas, for there is nothing left but sound

To listen, the possibility quite elementary

Yet to hear, now that perplexes many minds

When processing sounds and interpretations

So simplistic in a charming and morose way

For most have been weaned on bleakness

Where neutrality guides a course in perception

And once heard, the sound is discarded forever

To ascertain the collective misconception

Open you mind and step blindly into experience

Give purchase to what was once unseen

Or perhaps unheard, as these verses proclaim

When you’ve ceased listening to the words

And started hearing their deeper meanings

A path emerges to a deeper contemplation

One anchored firmly once and for all

Only then can you start your journey

As you shall be at peace in enlightenment


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  • manatita44 profile image

    manatita44 21 months ago from london

    Yes, I like this idea. Ingenious. The ancient books do mention the senses with many stories to tell. Hari Om!

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    Ralph Schwartz 21 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Wow, a nice response from so many people. I've been thinking more and more about how much many people take our senses and what value they really bring to us as human beings. This is the first of a series I plan to write on each sense.

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    manatita44 21 months ago from london

    Nice, a great one on listening. So important, my brother Ralph.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 21 months ago from Riga, Latvia

    Most creative poetry!

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    Tim Mitchell 21 months ago from Escondido, CA

    Interesting poem. Thanks for giving cause this morning for paying attention.

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    Nadine May 21 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

    Lovely Poem and the pictures are great. Sound is the substance of creation.