A wise old owl

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 aren’t we all like that wise old bird?

LISTEN and SILENT are spelled with the same letters.

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19 thoughts on “A wise old owl

  1. We love the sound of our own voices–first! That leaves us with little patience to listen to another’s words.

  2. Why?
    Because we are human and can’t leave well enough alone! There’s always one us wanting the last word lol
    Take care
    Cathy

  3. GM, now you are getting personable. You said to keep saying those things in your ear.
    The Loose Moose will have to stop being “loose”.

  4. Once someone becomes hearing impaired like me, they really start to appreciate listening more than ever!

  5. so good. Because I work alone all day, listening comes easily.. what an interesting observation that silent and listen are spelt with the same words.. c

    • I grew up in a large family, sometimes it was difficult to get a word in edge ways. I was a great novelty when I went to stay with relations who had ‘quiet’ houses!

  6. I don’t like hearing my voice…that’s why I’d rather write blogs and comments. If you hadn’t pointed it out, I’d never have thought the same letters would make those two words.

  7. My natural tendency is to listen and discover something new rather than regurgitate my own familiar views over and over. In fact I have to make a real effort to keep a conversation going unless it gets onto a subject I’m passionate about and then you can’t stop me rabbiting on.

    • Nick, you are a good listener, and that is one of the traits I like about you. You do not demand center stage and claim to be an authority on everything. There are enough people like that in the world.

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