To Listen

May 28, 2010
By leopardfire BRONZE, Port Angeles, Washington
leopardfire BRONZE, Port Angeles, Washington
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to the sweet birdsong,
the hum of the bees,
the barking dog,
the soft rustle of branches
in the wind.

to the roar of the passing cars,
the drone of the planes:
soft, then loud, then soft.

to the melody of the wind chimes,
the evenness of my breathing,
the soft, steady drumming
of my heart.

The author's comments:
Although this was originally a school assignment, I had a lot of fun doing this. The assignment was to "listen deeply" , beyond the everyday surface sounds, and write about what we heard. Too much, people hurry through life, never paying attention to the smaller things. But we'll get more out of life in the long run if we do small things, and stop to smell the flowers.

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