A Haiku - Sounds

The most important sense?

Wind visible to the ears.
Wind visible to the ears. | Source

Bombariding sounds the mind filters....


A world without sound?

Laughter, crying, music too

Whispers, "I love you."

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Debate, discuss,thoughts,

Daily plans discussed to keep,

Listening in sleep,

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Attitudes perceived,

Soft mumbles still understood,

Warning sounds for good,

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Songs recalled from then,

Birds and their songs in the trees,

Media news tease,

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Gasps, cheers, boos, yes, no,

Speech fast, speech slow, just for you,

Self-talk verbal too,

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Without hearing sounds,

A silent cocoon enshrouds.

One voice within crowds..

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Blasting noise is death

To this key sense we cherish.

Soft, lest it perish.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Comments 18 comments

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

You touched on so many of the ways we use sound everyday. So glad I don't have to experience a world without it.

Very nice work.Vote up!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus I add to your comment: "Me, too!" I was recently in our community center when a private birthday party was going on in one of the large rooms and the music was so loud it reverberated all over the large community center! I picture those kids at age 40 with two hearing aids apiece and a lifetime of buying batteries. How much of what we find so precious, will they miss out on?


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Really good poem. Voted up


mackyi 4 years ago

You have done a marvelous job with words. Could I call this poetry in motion? Great Job. Voted up awesome! Socially shared.


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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

Really hits home. I love it. Vote up +

Kay


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

writer20 Thanks again for commenting. Your comments are always appreciated; votes, too!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

mackyi Your comment itself was poetry to my ears! Thanks for sharing and voting. I do try, and I always appreciate your comments.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

KDee411 We just added two hearing aids to our family and are so thankful for the new technology wherein the aids can be programmed to compensate for the areas of specific hearing loss. That was the inspiration for the poem. I always appreciate your comments and votes.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

What a sad world this would be without friendly laughter, words of love, music, bird choruses and so on. Voted up! Makes me sad to think that a quiet world is the everyday world for the deaf.Glad to hear for those who can be helped that there are these new hearing aids.


4 years ago

Voted up. To paraphrase Simon and Garfunkel: 'Hello deafness, my old friend, I've come to talk to you again.'


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

How ever did you get the short HP name of simply "f" Thanks for reading and voting with a comment.

Gypsy, Sometimes it helps (and is appropriate) to "turn a deaf ear" but I agree "Makes me sad to think that a quiet world is the everyday world for the deaf." Thanks for your comment and vote.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

wow...all kinds of sounds were covered above!

peace is important but only for a short period of time. Sounds sure, share a significant time with humans.

voted up as awesome!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Perspy you have mastered the haiku! They are all so great full of powerful words that shout to be spoken.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ruchira and carolinemd21---I can hear your whispers in your words.


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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

Yes Perspy, it's like joining you friends and family again, I love mine.

Great poem

Kay


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

we all hear different sounds, and this one shows them all...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

racinwa & KDee411: Don't worry, spring is coming and with it the sounds of all the birds' mating songs and warbles! They and smells are the heralds of spring for a blind person.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

carolinemd21 I came back to look at this low-scoring Hub again, and read again your beautiful comment in which you said that it and others of my Haiku are "full of powerful words that shout to be spoken." What a pleasing comment! I thank you again. I love your poems, too.

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