It is night and I am quiet, I listen, and I am fulfilled!

Night Sounds ~A Rhapsody of Life~

With windows opened,
the world of sound enters my home.
I hear the singing of the crickets,
the buzzing of the beetles,
the screeching of tires,
the high school band playing,
"Louie Louie"
while the church bells ring out,
"Just As I am" and "Rock of Ages."

no sound comes from inside
just maybe my soft breathing
as I listen, with closed eyes,
I hear more.



far off, a motorcyle rumbles
a train whistle blows

just listen

Oh, there is a child laughing


did you hear it?

the star falling!

excuse me while i go outside
to catch it.

The sounds of the night
a quiet din of choral music
and a rhapsody of life.

Kathy Lockhart

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-09-09 at 09:14

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how i could hear this..
the sound of the great outdoors
beautiful to be able to hear the sounds
in this read!!
love you

Phyllis J. Rhodes
This is a wonderful world. I remember it from childhood where our windows were always open spring through fall, no a/c for us. So we could hear the music of the night. You have set the stage for a wonderful night's sleep. What a treasure you have give me! Bookmarked!

Very beautifully written

I listen...
beautiful you, beautiful text!

night soul woman The PoetBay support member heart!
*Storm of applause*Wonderful!This piece of art is exceptional! You did it again Kathy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! *BOOKMARKED!*

Malin Johansson
This is so beautiful Kathy!!!
You almost got me to catch that fallen star.... listen kathy.... sshhh
listen to the beauty in your poem :))

keith nunes
gorgeous piece. just delightful and full of grace. you are full of grace kathy

''did you hear it?
the star falling!
excuse me while i go outside
to catch it.''

this poem is great! When I was reading your excellent words,
as if i heard night sounds

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
hi there Kathy a lovely text and it is a favourite time of mine except I have a fool wood owl come in my maple tree he is just courting being newly fledged this spring hes feeling his hoot and he gets it wrong sometime a lovely text well done rgds mike