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Sounds of Birds



The sounds of birds

fill the air everywhere,

CHattering, chITTering, TWITTering,

ScrEAMs, hOOts and kwAAKs.

Listen and hear,

bring to the fore(ground)

of your ear.

Hark hark the lark,

the HAdeDAs

and the little LAdeDAs,

background music

whilst we work.


©Denise G Allen, 16 February 2013 09:50

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

18 thoughts on “Sounds of Birds

  1. That is what it sounds like here, adee 🙂


  2. Such symphony, Denise – no man made instruments can match.
    Cheers, Eric


  3. I wait to hear
    the blackbird sing
    I know it foretells
    the coming spring

    Thank you Denise.


    • That is lovely, John. I haven’t heard any Piet my Vrous here at all this last spring or now in summer. We heard only a few when we were in the Pilanesberg. Odd.


  4. From Google I find that “Peter-my-wife” is a cuckoo relative, Denise. I learn something every day!
    Thank you.


  5. smiles…love the sounds you get in your words here…lets me hear them…love listening to the birds…its relaxing…


  6. Thanks, Brian, I think the caps work better here than in the last one… 😉


  7. In the case of some of them, not so background!


  8. Those hadedas never let the suburban johannebsurger sleep in. Just like the kookaburras and currawongs here 😀 Love the onomatopoeic flavour of this poem.


    • Glad you liked it. It was an experiment and I got the idea from Brian (above)… I used to live on a farm where peacocks scrEAmed for help on and off every day! 😀


  9. Exceptional use of word structure to create melody!


  10. Your Onomatopoeic representation of sounds is so good, Denise. It is the lubricant that has been provided to forget monotonous labor. When there is nothing around, you will hum a tune of your own.


  11. Yes and I do that too, albeit under my breath, lol!


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