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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Listen

Listen.
The air is an orchestra
conducting sound.

Listen.
Cacophony of birdsong.
Blitz of traffic.
Glorious gurgle of water.
The shock of day
slamming like a door. 

Listen.
The thrill of laughter.
Giggles of children.
The ticklish whisper 
of footsteps.

Listen.
Sweet staccato of a voice.
My voice. (Pause; Tears.)
The jubilee of words.
 Listen.
Heartbeats.
Music. 
40 songs richer
now.  This is what it sounds like
when doves cry. 
Loud as love - 

the world, all new
purring 
in my ear.  

Siobhán Mc Laughlin

Deaf woman hears for the first time

Siobhán Mc Laughlin blogs at http://www.a-blog-of-ones-own.blogspot.com 
and is currently participating in the NaPoWriMo challenge  of writing a poem a day here: 
http://www.napowrimobysiobhan.blogspot.com

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