Listing Two Ways of Listening

Phil Hall
Guthrie Clothing: The Poetry of Phil Hall, a Selected Collage

To listen    they lean forward    kids do
when you read to them    they list
they know how to listen

but adults think of things they have to do
they lean back    tick off items on a list
while you read    it’s to themselves they listen

And so for day 3035
03.04.2015

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