ECHOES OF THE PAST: (SunWE, 06/15/14, Sound)

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Sunday Writing Essential (06/15/14, Sound)


The List of Things to Do:

Pick a particular sound, a song, or piece of music, and write a story or poem centered around your choice. Remember, focus on an emotional response connected to sound.

 

ECHOES OF THE PAST


© 2014 by David Wainland






Clickety-clack the sounds of ivory

float through the apartment

followed by, two crack, three bam


The tick-tick of long needles

rises from the living room

knit one, pearl two


Whrrr, whispers the motor

from the machine in the hall

threading the bobbin


Rattle, bubble, sizzle

kitchen noise abound

clatter of dishes being set


Hissing, fresh steam rising

radiator playing background

banging in the pipes


“David wake up now

brush your teeth

you’ll be late for school”


Subway noises grumbling

traffic lights click

horns honking


An aching heart wears

echoes of sounds

all on a Bronx day

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