Conversation (a palindrome)

by Belinda Munoz on June 8, 2011

5532251255_e655e70829Dialogue enhances opportunity.
Epiphany, validation, conversion — possible.
Building consensus, differing opinions
seeking truth elevating reality
eye to eye,
heart to heart,
amplifying thought and speech.

– discussion –

Speech and thought amplifying
heart to heart,
eye to eye,
reality elevating truth seeking
opinions differing, consensus building
Possible — conversion, validation, epiphany.
Opportunity enhances dialogue.

Do you, like me, ever feel like half the world’s problems would be solved if only we engaged in more open conversations?

This is a palindrome (by word) for One Shot Wednesday.


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 lucyfurleaps June 8, 2011 at 3:15 am

Wow, I really love this- so clever and erudtite- form reflecting content so eloquently- wonderful!


2 Jean Sampson June 8, 2011 at 4:57 am

I like this! Truth well-spoken/written. And such a cool, smart use of the form! Thanks!


3 brian June 8, 2011 at 5:08 am

conversation is so powerful, it opens doors, it accepts relationships, it says i acknowledge you and not just what i think…


4 dustus June 8, 2011 at 6:04 am

Yes! i do think more problems would be solved through gut-level dialogue… nobody really knows what others go through until they ask. Best to never assume; talk it through. Love this Palindrome, Belinda. It also sounds good reading it in the reverse order. Very cool poem.


5 meg June 8, 2011 at 6:54 am

This is neat! I like the dimensions created by turning everything around, turning dialogue into a sort of dialectic.


6 Mimidsay June 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

“Be impeccable with your word” — is one of the four agreements upon which the ancient toltec peoples built their highly advanced civilization. It is perhaps the most important of the four because so much importance rides on what we say to each other. What comes out of your mouth has the power to harm, heal, teach, inspire, define, change, destroy…

Carry out each conversation with thought and love and love will abound.


7 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri June 8, 2011 at 7:53 am

I think conversations are helpful, but only if it is a real dialogue between two people who are interested in exchanging ideas. I’ve found some people are more keen on just hearing themselves talk without really listening to the other person’s point of view.

Love how you mirror the post like a conversation.


8 Laura Hegfield June 8, 2011 at 10:28 am

Indeed I agree…listening…with ears, with eyes, with hearts with all of our presence…sometimes not talking at all…just listening to one another breathing would shift so much…kindness would blossom like spring after a perfect rain. Yes, yes, yes. BEautiful poem my dear!


9 hedgewitch June 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

Before I got to your query at the end I was going to say something like “If only we had this happening at all levels in our world, half our troubles would be solved. ” ;_) This looks simple and perfectly occurring, almost effortless, which I’m sure it wasn’t. A wonderful piece in a challenging form–with a great message.


10 James Rainsford June 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

Remarkably clever and accomplished. A difficult, but enormously rewarding poem. Thank you.


11 Talon June 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

So very true about the need for open and honest dialogue. It happens so infrequently, but can truly change a life or lives. This was beautifully done, Belinda.


12 Sara Healy June 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm


Oh, that was fun…words forward and backward that full of purpose and meaning. Well done:~) You are really having fun with the poetry and I’m lucky for it!


13 Mama Zen June 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

This is really cool!


14 violet June 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Well done! You certainly pulled that off smoothly. Good message too.


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