Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday Tile with Molygon







Deep Listening

When someone deeply listens to you
it is like holding out a dented cup you have 
had since childhood
and watching it fill up with fresh, cold water.

When it balances on the top of the brim
you are understood.

When it overflows and touches your skin
you are loved. 

When someone deeply listens to you 
the room where you stay starts a new life
and the place where you wrote your first poem
begins to glow in your mind's eye.
It's as if gold has been discovered!

When someone deeply listens to you
your bare feet are on the earth
and the beloved land that seemed distant
is now at home within you.

~ John Fox