JOSIE'S POEMS

O N O M A T O P O E I A

By Josie Whitehead

Meditating on hillside

S I L E N C E

(Onomatopoeia)


By Josie Whitehead

Silence

Shhh – Silence except for:

 

 The pitter-patter rain

      And the barking of a dog.

 The purring of the cat

      And the croaking of a frog.

 

Shhh – Silence except for:

 

The babbling of the brook

     And the buzzing of the bees;

The chirping of the birds

     And the whispering of the trees.

 

Shhh – Silence except for:

 

The bleating of the sheep

    And the snoring when we sleep.

The rippling of the stream

     And the noisy kids who scream.

 

S I L E N C E?  - Shhh

 

 Is it something that I’ve missed

Or does it really not exist?

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NOTE:  Onomatopoeia:  The imitation of the sound 
within the word, ie buzzing bees etc.