The Wise Old Owl

29 Aug

From My Heart

Louise Gibson

author of Window Wonders




Years ago an anonymous writer

penned a short poem about the

merit of measuring our words.


“A wise old owl sat in an oak,

The more he saw the less he spoke.

The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why can’t we all be like

that wise old bird.”


There is a connection between wisdom

and limiting what we say.

It is wise to be a good listener

while holding our tongue at bay.


Be sensitive to the needs of the

one you are speaking to.

Listen to what their heart is saying

before expressing your point of view.



Although there is a time to be quiet

and a time to speak (Eccl.3;7)

choosing to speak less allows us to hear more.

Tree with owl

3 Responses to “The Wise Old Owl”

  1. Old Things R New August 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    It’s easy to get so involved in thinking about ones respsonse that we totally miss what someone is really saying. On the other hand, Mike thinks I am not listening to him so I repeat to him what he just said. HaHa


    • Louise Gibson September 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

      Ha You have a keen sense of humor, Alta.


  2. Louise Gibson August 29, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    I appreciate all the responses to my posts each week. It is particularly encouraging to receive so many male reviews, Thank you.


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