Monday, April 26, 2010

CLXXXXII - A Sound Choice

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One Minute Writer had a topic "Sound"
"Describe the most beautiful sound you've ever heard."


A Sound Choice

There’s the infant that giggles with glee;
There the brook that burbles away;
There’s the bird that sings in the tree;
There’s the forest at the break of day.

There’s Mozart, when played by a quartet;
There’s the buzz of a crowd at a show;
There’s the wave that pummel a shore wet;
There’s sweet nothings, whispered sultry and low.

There’s friends who knock at your door;
There’s the silence when the radio stops;
There’s the dinner guest asking for more;
There the sound when the wine cork pops.

There’s the car arriving home after five;
There’s the magpies chortling to be fed;
There the crackle of a blazing log fire;
There’s the sizzle of bacon and eggs.

There’s the whimper as you nibble a neck;
There’s rain pounding down on the tiles;
There’s parrots squabbling on the back deck;
There’s thunder rumbling, away some miles.

There’s the moon and the baying of hounds;
There’s children in the park, having fun;
The world abounds with millions of sounds,
How can I possibly only choose one?

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© J Cosmo Newbery
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13 comments:

  1. Oh ... I just loved this one!!!

    And I just noticed your technique for minimizing spam ... I'll have to try that!

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  2. And the picture is...what sound?

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  3. playful words and vivid images.

    sound and words matches!

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  4. Jenners: It works well. Just keep an eye on notification in the Blogger dashboard. They are usually Asian and get deleted with the minimum of fuss.

    Lee: Oban Sound, Scotland.

    Jingle: Thank you.

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  5. I totally agree - impossible to choose just one sound. And you hit so many of my favorites in this poem, J. Cosmo.

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  6. This is lovely dear J Cosmo and well written; you have chosen many sounds that I love as well ... but it would be impossible to choose just one. xoxoxo ♡

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  7. So beautiful J Cosmo, I am swayed by the musical notes, like the sound of trees in a summer wind. I love silence too the one orchestrated by Nature.

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  8. We are blessed with so many.

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  9. You got most of the good ones, which were artfully presented.
    Now how about the bad 'uns,
    Or would that be demented?

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  10. You describe a wonderful world of possibilities.

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  11. http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/04/awards-are-given-to-jingle-by-kathy.html


    Happy Tuesday!

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  12. J...I have printed this out and it now hangs on my wall...on any one particular day...I can pick a sound and it will make my whole day.

    Thanks,

    Dan

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