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Tucson Festival of Books

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

 

Created on: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Contents of My Pocket or Purse

Last March, the Poetry Center took their trusty typewriters out to the Tucson Festival of Books. At our booth, we set-up a gaggle of typewriters, and asked the Tucson community to type away! One of the writing prompts we asked was this: "Describe the contents of your pockets or purse." Below are some of the responses. Enjoy!

 

Contents of my pocket

 The contents of my pockets show the true image behind my face

   the lint tells a story my mouth never will

the change of past experiences now scatter the floor

pockets now empty

new adventures await my open pockets

   to be filled with time and memories from moments long forgotten

pockets change in size

my hands will always fit inside

   to be emptied and start anew

                                                                When I retired for the day I empty my heavy

                                                                pockets

Created on: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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