A wise old owl sat in an oak,The more he heard, the less he spoke;The less he spoke, the more he heard.Why can’t we be like that old bird?
Such a good one. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks you so much.
Oh, isn’t that the truth??! I’ve heard it said… “God made us with two ears and one mouth for a reason.” – James 1:19
Thanks for this post…LOVELY!!
Thanks you so much for stopping by. God bless!
I haven’t heard this verse in a long time — thanks for sharing it with us. Your photo of the wise old owl is excellent.
Glad you like it.
Think before we speak, only speak when we have wise word to say.
We speak and think later only to regret the words that have proceeded out of our mouth….
This “wise old owl” rhyme I believe I first loved when I read it to my children years ago…for some reason, it embedded in my mind, and I do think of it now and then. Pure delight to have met that owl yet again…thank you.
I’m so privileged to bring the wisdom of the old owl back to you to refresh your memory and help you to fondly recollect the childhood days of your children who must have grown up by now. Thanks for liking the post. It is so good to connect here. Happy reading, happy blogging and God bless!
This is incredible! All of it, beautiful. I love: ‘The less he spoke the more he heard’. Along with the gorgeous photo ~ thank you so much for sharing this. Gina
Thank you so much. Comments like yours make blogging worthwhile. It has made my day. I’m so thrilled! Happy blogging and God bless!
This is an excellent post about speaking less and listening more. I think its ironic how so many people, including myself, are commenting on it with so many words.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
Some great advice! We do need to listen more, and speak less.
So true! Thanks for the connection. Happy blogging and God bless!
Because you discovered my blog, I am blessed to have discovered yours. Beautiful writing. I’ve always felt that to be a good writer one needs to be a good listener. Keep writing.
The feeling is mutual. Thanks, happy blogging and God bless!
Reblogged this on Searching For Brigid and commented:
Something to ponder.
Why can’t we be like that old bird?
burung hatu a,
Reblogged this on Sean McGuire and commented:
Found this while looking around this evening. Short, snappy, and memorable. I like it.
Reblogged this on Lil Kid's World! and commented:
This Is A Great Poem!
Hey, Just wanted to let you know I reblogged this! It’s great!
A beautiful reminder
Indeed it is! Thanks for looking around…
I’m loving this blog. Just happened upon it, from a “thumbs up” you gave me on my blog. Thank you!
Thank you! Hope you are having a wonderful time. God bless!
That’s one good food for thought right there.
Glad you like it. God bless!
Your blog is amazing! So beautiful….
Thanks for following my blog (:
Thank you! It’s truly amazing to be connected here…
Hey! How’s it going? Haven’t checked back in a while! Keep posting great poems like this! I would love to re-blog them! If you find any of my posts interesting – please reblog – It would really help my blog!
Anyways, All the best and have a good summer!
One of my all time favorite poems. Unfortunately – more people read it than heed it! 🙂
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