Saturday, November 14, 2009
Please hear what I am not saying
Originally, I had intended to post the typical light hearted, nonsense type post that you most likely have become accustomed to finding here. However, in the course of my travels today, I stumbled upon something that I must share with you instead.
Please hear what I am not saying is the title of one of the best poems I have ever read. It was written by Charles C. Finn in September 1966. The author handed it out to his students when he was beginning his career as a high school teacher. Over the years, this poem, has made an incredible journey. The websites home page dubs this as "a poem with a life of it's own".
I encourage you to stop by and read this poem for yourself. I assure you that you won't be sorry. While there you may want to also read the stories of the poems journey.
If you do read Please hear what I am not saying I would love to know what you thought of it. In my opinion this is a poem that is about all of us at some point in our life.