Sunday, April 5, 2009

Prompt 58: Listening

Thanks to Laurie at April Wine for this week's prompt, listening. Thanks for sharing this poem and image with us, too.Sound of my own footsteps
Hitting sand on pavement
A cardinal’s call
The click of a camera
School bus passing
Truly listening
To the sounds surrounding me
Listening to the quiet
But not quiet
As I listen, I hear many birds
I am alone but not alone
For the birds are singing their song
Their praises for a beautiful day
Spring is on the way
Just listen

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  1. Thank you Laurie, you did well with this nice prompt. But it wasn't so nice with me. I liked it though, I like challenges.

  2. A fib from me this week, instead of a haiku. Thanks for all the lovely new prompts. I might not be very responsive again this week (life is so hectic) but I'll try and visit as much as I can.

  3. Fun prompt Laurie. And lovely spring inspired poem.

    Funny I also wrote my poem about birds and posted a red bird too!

  4. There is something about listening to the quiet that makes you realise some of the most beautiful music of all! Lovely poem!

  5. Laurie's perfect moment inspired me to envision a scifi moment of perfect Hell, misconceived as total freedom.

  6. Not a haiku this week, but free verse.

  7. Laurie,
    I love all the sounds you wrote of hear...they are truely sounds of Spring.

  8. Hi there.

    Added my contribution.


  9. April Wine this prompt have really inspired me to listen, and hear while I am doing so. Thank you.

    This have been an amazing prompt, and I am listening real hard, and hearing you, as I read each poem. I haven't finish yet, but I will.

    Tax season, and Americans will understand this if they are bookkeepers, is beating me upside the head .. deadline for filing is right around the corner. But I shall take time for reading.

  10. I haven't done one for here in a while. And today I was looking for a prompt to work with, found this, and knew I had the perfect thing for it. Thanks for that little push I needed.

  11. It's nice to be back at OSI. It was an excellent prompt to get me going again.

  12. Beautiful-
    I couldn't think of a better prompt..this is just I've seen in the past weeks of Sping-

  13. Hi all my OSI friends!

    Thanks for the great prompt and the wonderful poetry!

    I just posted a survey on poetry that I developed, over on the Virtual Tea House. Would love to have any/all of you take it!

  14. Haven't been around for a while. But I'm back. Thanks for inspiring me.

  15. Hello... here is my entry for this week... well, it is a story, but it has a poem in it too... hope you will accept!!!

  16. I have finally finished reading all the poetry, and they were amazing. Thanks for the Prompt .. it really inspired me this week.

  17. Just got back from out of town, so a late entry! A fine prompt -- Thank you!