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Industrial Life Nature

Noise

Salford, 9th November 2021

(response to a write club theme by inky)

What’s that noise ?

beyond the glass

up in the rooftops

its the birds that pass

surveying the autumn pickings

on the frost laden grass

What’s that noise?

beyond the bricks

the pipes are playing

at quarter to six

rolling water like streams

to keep us warm

the noise that it makes though

isn’t the norm.

Open the window

industry’s here!

rolling down the A road

without a fear

Following each other like a load of ham

ending on the tarmac in a big traffic jam

What’s that noise?

above my head

I’ve heard it since I rose

and got out of bed

chirping and cheeping – and always on time

A family of sparrows – its breakfast time

Categories
Animals Cats Poetry

New Moon

#Promptuarium #Newmoon

It’s not like you didn’t see it coming

leaving the cats and dogs outside

on the sight of a new moon

For as the moonlight shone down

on your patch of green

something amazing indeed was seen

Dogs and cats all howling away

all through the night (and some of the day)

and even some of the local birds

were cheeping words

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Technology

Ring

#Socs #Ring

the noise of many things in the house

from the alarm clock that wakes you in the morning

to the egg timer ensuring your boiled egg is just right

and you daren’t miss the noise of some bells

no matter how noisy it is

the bells of the bakelite phone?

it’s your reletives on the end of the line – waiting to say hello

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Childhood

The Rumble

What’s that noise

i hear coming from down the stair ?

someone will have do be aware

everyone knows it can’t be a bear

their sleeping on pillows or on nearest chair

so tip-toeing down stairs little toes do creep

to find their dad on the sofa sound asleep

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Nature Poetry

Bench

#Park #Bench #Outdoors #octpowrimo

There’s too much noise in the world today

too much confusion, hurry and bustle

arguing over the price of a brew

as they all give their opinion

Its time to stop,

take a moment, in pleasant surroundings

watch the flora and fauna around you

enjoy the spectrum of the seasons

Time to breathe, slow down

keep calm and unwind

Be Nice to one another – Be Kind

and let Nature ease you from the Daily Grind

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Acrostic Poetry

White noise

#noise

Can you hear that ?

Really high pitch,

Is there a mouse in the house ?

My ears are squealing from the squeaking

It’s coming from the next room, but (of course) there’s

Nobody there,

As the master thief has pinched the loot and

Led themselves out of the house via the skirting board.

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Birds Nature Poetry

Feathered Cacophony

Salford 26th September

What happens early morning…when someone’s been generous with the birdseed!

It begins quietly enough,

the graceful movement of flapping wings

stopping at an observation point

whilst they check out the opposition

The seed scatters , bouncing on the tarmac

and feathered friends, in an instant

become mortal enemies – as they nip and scratch and barge

to enable the best pickings

Noises increase from roof to tree

and Mums and dads say whats for tea

the little ones sit and wait

for something to fall on their dinner plate

Resident cats look from a distance

as the birds scrap on

unaware of

the dangers ahead

And with one sight of fur

feathers fly in a blur

as they think its best

to return to the nest

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Acrostic Humour Poetry

Noise

Noise

Salford, 15th March 2018

 

Noted academics, would call it a break in the silence

Owls wake at the sound of the shrill

Interested passers by, wonder where the wailing is coming from

Songs sung in the shower – screeching through the air

Exceptional harmonious melodies ? hardly!

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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Trill

Trill

The noise of your partying parrot

Rattling his beak on the bars of his cage

Isn’t so bad – when compared to the racket of

Large seeds falling at speed and

Landing on the bird house floor

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Cityscapes Life Poetry

Cacophony

Cacophony

It begins quietly enough

the sound of birds waking from their nests

and perching themselves on the sculpted columns of buildings

the sound sweetly moves past the windows

joined by a wail of a cat and a dog

arguing over the stray beefburger

dropped the night before

the rumble of tyres – joined by their horns

as products make way from a to b

kids on the march from home to school

noise from records in an aim to look cool

the birds fly away – soon to return

and you have to get up – as your ears start to burn