Friday, October 11, 2013

Day 11- OctPoWriMo 2013: Discrete Sounds on the Patio

 Today's OctPoWriMo prompt asked us to use the sounds around us to create a poem.


Discrete Sounds on the Patio

A lonely birdsong echoes

no winged compadres respond

Unlike the doggie yips that float

and rile the neighborhood pets

A lone vehicle moves along my hard-packed alley

Tires crunch scattered gravel

Steady rolling thunder -- a lone airplane

accompanies the annoying tune 

bubbling from a distant ice cream truck

In concert, the low rhythmic reverberation 

From car speakers sweeps through the next block

Alone on the patio, I listen, ear cocked and ready

Gathering discrete sounds this fall day