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Noises I Have Heard

 

Last Spring, we asked folks at Family Days and at the Tucson Festival of Books to type up poems on our typewriters. One of the prompts we asked them was this: "Write about noises you have heard." Here are some of their amazing poems, in response to this question. Check them out, and then write a poem of your own!

Noises I Have Heard

 

I have heard the organ

Heliocopters at dawn                                     

I have heard  the singing of the birds, and the wind in the willows

I have heard dogs barking in the desert sun

I have heard the birds who sing in the morning

 

                I heard my dog bark in the morning

I have heard the musicians in the heat, in the heart

I have heard the sweet sound of babies breathing

I have heard a beautiful hummingbird in the morning

I have heard the owls sing at ducks, I mean dusk

        

I have heard things I love and they sound like the wind

and I have heard things I hate and they sound like angry whispers

and still I am grateful I can hear the wind and the whispers

 

 

Noises I Have Heard

I have heard a lot of laughter today

 

people complaining

giggling babies

and barking dogs

also

                Gangnam Style

 

and just how far do these far walls extend?

four walls cannot hold my ideas from flying free

I have heard people yelling and shouting and having shrieks of laughter

 

I have heard people laughing, yelling, and loud noises

 

 

 

                                                I have heard loud noises and soft ones…

                I have heard a bird chip

 

 

I have heard my brand new puppy barking when my Dad plays with him

I have also heard my two birds chirp at each other and my fish blow bubbles

 

Noises I Have Heard

 

I heard a noise that was nosier than a noise

                I heard a noise that was quieter than a noise

I heard Gangnam Style

 

I heard the voice of the wind calling to me

The soft rippling of the waves

The noises of nature

beckoning me towards

the fate, the destiny

the clatter of lightning

 

Noises I Have Heard

I have heard the sounds of sinking ships and howling stars…

 

I have heard people, cars, birds' weird noises

I have heard the sounds of Disneyland. I have heard and seen the sounds of movement

                I have heard and seen Monica, Lucas, and their cool brunette friend. I love them.

I have heard authors' tales of how a story is created and finished. I have heard people telling

reasons why they write and why they enjoy it. I have heard my friend com plain about the lack

of backspace on a typewriter.

 

I have heard families laughing and people shouting

 

 

 

 

Created on: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Arizona Board of Regents