Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pitching to favor a consideration

Image: Courtesy of Nick Gentry through d'Verse (here)

3WW given words:
electric passionate savage

Poetry Jam: Listen

Squared off listen up and listen well
All over the smoothness of features
Electric magic written all over the face
Pitching to favor a consideration

Listen and listening a virtue extended
But long discarded of no consequence
A favorable stance  not readily pursued
They prefer to expound their views
To savage others into submission

Wherefore the elements of free speech
Allowing opinions freely to flow
Why not listen and then talk
Both then grapple at ideas
Sustaining a long conversation
Passionate in its resolve!

For Thomg's hosting at 3WW #409
Grace's at d'Verse: Poetics: Nick Gentry and
alan's at Poetry Jam: One Word

31 comments:

  1. Both sides a chance to be heard and have things said, if only it were always the way

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  2. listening...one of the greatest gifts that we can give
    all too often we are more concerned with what we will be saying
    than what is being said to us....

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    1. ... my thoughts exactly, Brian. Listening and thinking on what one's heard before responding is a real oddity in this world these days.

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  3. I like the idea of listening and THEN talking. Ha. Most people do it the other way...talking and then listening. Happy New Year, Hank.

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  4. Listening well is a virtue ~ Thanks for joining in Hank ~ Happy New Year ~

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  5. Free speech and the freedom to listen to it is a great thing. Sad to think this is not the way everyone feels after the killings in Paris. Thanks for posting this.

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  6. The dance. . . . .


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  7. Listening.. Something we do too little

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  8. Ah.. true electronic art often talks more than listens.. where the reception of eyes and skin.. never truly tread in flesh and blood connection!..:)

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  9. Hank! Faboo work with this image. I love the idea of contrasting the smooth with the edges of screens superimposed on the woman. Also, your final stanza reminds me of an old saying: "God gave us two ears and only one mouth for a reason." Indeed, there is no civil discourse without listening. Thanks for your words on my blog. Sorry I've been spotty of late posting, but computer problems are rife for some reason... Love, Amelita

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  10. Well put, Hank. There can never be a coming together and resolution of conflict without listening. Sadly, that is a lesson humankind seems to have relearn over and over again.

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  11. Listening is an artform that's rarely understood. Belated congrats on your book, Hank!

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    1. Thanks Blue! Alex somehow managed to do that. He's so helpful!

      Hank

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  12. Yes, people rarely listen before they speak....such a travesty

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  13. surely we need to listen rather than out talk esch other, really nice write

    much love... happy you dropped in at my blog

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  14. It is good to really listen, even when the viewpoint may differ from our own.

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  15. listening well... i wanna learn this cause i think it's the key to good relationships

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  16. Listen and follow your thought or act on it! Would be cool! ~ My thoughts aloud. ~ Very cool compilation of 3s. x

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  17. Listen and then talk, great message and one we could all hear

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  18. Hank,
    Listening before speaking the best policy :-) and beautifully written! The cadence is quite nice.

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  19. "why not listen and then talk"? Great advice, Hank!

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  20. listening is a true art form that too few people have

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  21. I love the idea of electric magic over the face...a story in its own way! Nicely (as you say) Hank

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  22. This can only come from one who reads, thinks and express himself

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  23. Free speech is something we ought to cherish and even better if we can listen before we speak.

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  24. Freedom of speech is something that one should be careful with because there are both pros and cons to having it. Like in Spiderman, "With great power comes great responsibility."

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  25. whether electronic manipulation and storage promotes a nuanced discourse - well, I'm not so sure. but a thought-provoking pen, Hank ~

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  26. Hank,


    Your words are powerful, if only the world could adhere to this poem...Listen and then talk!!! Freedom to speak, and freedom to be heard..

    Happy 2015,
    Eileen

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