04 October 2011

What Children Hear

Photo ~ DianaMatisz

when children listen
it's with more than ears
eyes widen
at lips forming full round vowels
tiny fingers stretch to catch
the crooked curves of smiles
trace wrinkles in a cheek

when children listen
they feel the rumbles
and whispers of words,
intentions resonating
in air, between the reason
for a spoken word and
the experience of its taste

what children hear
when they listen
is everything we are


  1. wonderfully said and so true..and they takeit all in and it becomes part of them as well...

  2. I haven't visited in a while, but this is beautiful and I am glad that it was the first post I read when revisiting.

    Very truthful, very playful, and very sweet. :)