Friday, February 23, 2007

Sound beyond sound

hiss of tea kettle
clatter of pans on burners
drip-dripping of coffee
scrape of chair legs on floor
soft crack of spoon on eggshell
slurp from a cup
hum of the refrigerator

beyond the window
above silent, new snow
bird song

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Blogger robin andrea said...

There is a beautiful "in the moment" zen quality to this poem, mb. I love the sound of it.

2/23/2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger floots said...

sounds like a perfect day to me
food coffee :)

2/23/2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...


2/23/2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

Oh yes, I recognize those sounds
Love the way you put them together

2/23/2007 10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brrrrrr from cold lips! More coffee, please.

2/23/2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Yummy breakfast and my favorite tunes!!

2/23/2007 11:15 AM  
Blogger polona said...

wow! what wonderful ambiance you have created in these few lines, enhanced by the photos!

2/23/2007 11:40 AM  
Blogger mermaid said...

The dance between silence and sound is beautiful.

2/23/2007 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Marja-Leena said...

How well you've captured a morning with new snow outdoors. Glad to have you back, writing lovely poems and sharing great photos.

2/23/2007 2:36 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

You make me long for spring, MB!

2/23/2007 3:26 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...


2/23/2007 4:28 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

Mmmm, this makes me HUNGRY!

I love the way the 2 photos are like negatives of each other...
and the bird is so cute!
(the photos would make a great textile or wallpaper design...)

2/23/2007 7:50 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

I heard that bird song this week. Thank you for this.

2/24/2007 3:26 PM  
Blogger marlyat2 said...

And there I thought the bird was brave and forlorn--of course, I just came back to the snows from the Carolinas, and would see him that way.

2/25/2007 1:36 PM  
Blogger Pecos Blue said...

Nice photos--so pretty with trees white with snow.

2/25/2007 7:59 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

All those lovely home-sounds...*sigh*.


Well, I can hear our fridge humming that it's time for me to get breakfast and go...

2/27/2007 4:05 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Robin Andrea, that was my purpose. Thanks.

Floots, it was a start, anyway. Thank you.

Michelle, I appreciate that very much.

Endment, that's the way I heard them.

Charlie, of course. Cream? Sugar?

Pat, thanks.

Polona, a wow from you is much appreciated.

Mermaid, silence is what makes music.

Marja-Leena, thank you for your warmth. You are good company!

Pauline, me too!

Zhoen, but of course. For you, anything.

Firebird, it makes me happy that you noticed the two photos are like negatives of each other. I love your idea of using the images for a textile design!

Bitterroot, it doesn't surprise me that you were listening, too.

Marly, singing when brave and forlorn is the best thing one can do!

Pecos blue, nice to see you here. The trees were very pretty indeed.

Lori, home-sounds and beyond-sounds go well together.

2/28/2007 8:03 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

felt sure i left a message here!? these photos are amazing! ;0)

2/28/2007 7:24 PM  
Blogger Susangalique said...

frozen trees to mach a frozen sky, neat

3/06/2007 11:01 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Pod, Blogger works in mysterious ways sometimes. Thanks for coming back!

Susangalique, thanks!

3/07/2007 10:47 AM  
Blogger littlepurplecow said...

I love this too.

3/15/2007 10:52 AM  

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