Friday, September 23, 2016

A little something

Nashville, man. That's the place to be.
~Willie Geist


Greetings, all! I left yesterday to go to Vanderbilt Family Weekend (yay!), so I am running an old poem of mine.

photo by Bindaas Madhavi

Open-Hearted
by Tabatha Yeatts

To listen is to open your heart.
To listen, open your heart.
Listen, open your heart.
Listen, heart.
Open.

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You can find the Poetry Friday round-up at Reading to the Core. Thanks, Catherine!

13 comments:

Whispers from the Ridge said...

This is definitely one I would like to memorize and recite each day! Thank you for gracing us with this poem today, Tabatha!

jama said...

Lovely. Enjoy your weekend!

Linda B said...

Wise words for this recent time, Tabatha. Hope you have a wonderful parents' weekend!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Such a powerful little poem, Tabatha. I love it!!! Enjoy your weekend!

Jane @ raincitylibrarian.wordpress.com said...

Beautiful, and so true.

Violet Nesdoly said...

Oh my, having just left Irene's blog and a poem called "Moth" that ended:

"Let us open and open,
without knowing how."

it is quite the jolt to come here and read your lines:

"Listen, open your heart.
Listen, heart.
Open."

I am musing about what I need to open after this little bit of Poetry Friday serendipity.

Catherine said...

Tabatha, this is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this important reminder!

katswhiskers said...

Oops. Confession. I came and read your blog this morning - but then got distracted by your previous post and the vimeo link reinventing normal, then had to share the link with my son (and twitter) and have just (now night) realised that I didn't finish my comment.

Your Open-Hearted is so simple. Yet perfect. It is definitely worth sharing - again... and again, down the track. Gorgeous picture to accompany it, too.

Robyn Hood Black said...

So glad you shared again, Tabatha, because I missed it on the first round. Such a potent poem, and message much needed. Thank you. And have a great rest of the weekend at Vandy! :0)

Mitchell Linda said...

Oh, do I love this.....I think I want to riff on this for next week. Stay tuned.

Brenda Harsham said...

Hope you had a great family weekend. I like the dialogue with your heart. Sometimes I feel like my conversations with my daughter go that way.

Bridget Magee said...

The lines of your poem may have shrunk, but your message grew. Lovely, Tabatha! Hope your weekend at Vanderbilt was wonderful. =)

Karen Edmisten said...

Could I love this any more?