Search for Silence

Cacophony of sound pervades
Assaults the ears and jambs the mind.
Television, computer games,
Music, muzak, of every kind,

Move to a cottage, far from town
No gas or electricity
Could it be a silent haven,
No traffic noise, like the city?

Listen for the quiet, all in vain.
Fox yelps, screech owls, haunting the night,
Sleepless ‘til the cockerel’s crow,
Wakes sheep, bees, birds and all unite.

Underground, deep cavern, sightless,
No people, creatures, live within.
I pause, don’t breathe, surely no sound
But, seeping water, drip,drip, dripping.

8 July 2016


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