Recently, I have started once again writing my leadership blog, located on my business website. It has been great to get back into it. Anyway, I have been trying to pull together some posts around listening for my leadership blog, and that gave me the idea to do something a little different for this Talkback Tuesday post.
Below is a sound recording of a poem that is quite well known here in Australia: My Country by Dorothea Mackellar. The invitation is to listen to the recording of the poem, noticing your thoughts and feelings as you listen.
When the recording of the poem ends, there is a further invitation to use the comments below to share whatever you are willing to share about the thoughts that came up for you while listening to the poem. We can then to use everyone’s comments to lead into a discussion about listening.
There are some ideas for discussion points below, and for the purposes of the exercise, it would be best to read these after listening to the poem.
Here is the poem, first published in 1908 and read by me for the purposes of this post:
Some ideas for discussion in the comments:
- What pictures were occurring in your thoughts as you listened to the poem?
- What were you saying to yourself as you listened?
- What feelings, sensations, and ideas occurred to you as you listened?
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