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Another Poem

Posted by lilosophie none (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 1, 11 at 23:15

All the clatter

Small Red-headed Woodpecker
In crabapple nearby
tick - tick - tick

Big pielated one
On power-pole
Drums rat-tat-tat

Ravens provide beat
Castanets clicking
Completing the rhythm section

Chorus of crows
Adding raucous vocals
To morning concert

Lilo Umpfenbach Ducommun

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RE: Another Poem

I just can hear it, lovely. All I listen to here is the steady background noise of the traffic and right now a train hooting. Envy you your valley.

RE: Another Poem

Great word descriptions of the sounds we hear around our house.

RE: Another Poem

Ah the avian percussion section! The woodpeckers love the old trees down in the grotto by the springhouse. Many are hollow of heartwood and resonate nicely and when the birds start hunting bugs or hollowing out holes for nests.......they always remind me of tom-tom messages. Cardinals and chipmunks will chime in with short bursts of clicks and wood thrush provide the background of Indian flutes in summer. Nightime is just as noisy, only a different melody and orchestra. With winter approaching, the crickets and frogs have given way to hooty owls and a donkey braying or cow lowing...the occasional coyote or dog howling and dried leaves rustling.

Nice poem, Lilo.

RE: Another Poem

Your poem put a smile on my face - thanks!

RE: Another Poem

The songs of the birds that are integrated into a symphony give a sound track to life.

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