Sound advice

by | Mar 7, 2010 | Poetry | 0 comments

The flip of a single flip-flop
The sound of a one-handed clap
The whisp of a toned down whisper
A sigh from a now homeless chap

The silence is there if you listen
Take note of the sounds of the Earth
The sound of a tear at a Funeral
A baby’s first cry at their birth

So sit now and then and absorb it
The sounds that we don’t often hear
And how do we access this wonder ?
With the power of your inner ear

The slip of a slipper on carpet
The flicker of hot naked flames
The death of the dying embers
The curl of the ash that remains

The sounds are there, all around us
If only we’d take note with care
So sit back, relax, and enjoy them
And always remember they’re there.


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