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Nature’s Symphony

NATURE’S SYMPHONY

 

Listen to the sounds of night

  Such matchless orchestration

Hear those tiny creatures

  Employ their syncopation

 

Birds sing bedtime vespers

  Mosquitoes hum along

Beetles click their castanets

  As night breaks into song

 

Crickets tune their fiddles

  As bullfrogs start to drum

Cicadas add a shrill whir

  And there is more to come

 

Dragonflies rattle crisp wings

  As they dart out of reach

A watching owl gives forth

  A high vibrato screech

 

An old oak tree creaks a bit

  Adding a note or two

Its leaves tap, tap a window

  Making their band debut

 

An earlier rain contributes

  A gentle rhythmic sound

As drops of rain plink, plink, plink

  From leaves onto the ground

 

As evening starts its tune-up

  Sounds blend in harmony

And the orchestration that is heard

  Is Nature’s Symphony

 

 

04/20/86 – Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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