the sound of sunrise

 

when the time
for sunrise nears
marianna never hears
the morning sounds
that can be heard
– the rushing wind,
the singing bird,
the water tapping
against the shore
the squirrel’s rustle,
the airplane’s roar
marianna listens long
for a quiet, happy song,
the sound that sun
& water make
as rays of sunshine
kiss the lake

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
© 1978 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by Archbob, courtesy pixabay.com
Daily prompt – water

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6 thoughts on “the sound of sunrise

  1. You raise a point I have never thought of before. If someone is deaf from birth, how do they know what aspects of life and nature make a sound and which ones don’t? Or even what sound is? A lovely, lovely poem.

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