A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Sounds of August

The sounds of August...

The creak of the chair on the porch..

The scratching of Laddie on the door..

The unfolding of the morning paper

The coffee cup set down on the table..

The sound of insects buzzing..

The sound of a hummingbird whirring in the garden..

The sound of a distant mower..

The bark of a dog..

The sound of my breathing..

The sound of a helicopter overhead..

The sound of my foot tapping..

These are the sounds as I sit here on my porch this morning. I usually don't pay attention to everyday sounds, but today is different. School has started. The bus rattles down the road and picks up the laughing kids. They are all dressed in their best...new clothes, new shoes, new backpacks, and some have a lunchbox. All ages at our bus stop. School is open again and our neighborhood is silent...except for the sounds I just mentioned. There's a favorite song of mine by Herman's Hermits...There's a kind of hush....all over the world. School days are here again.



Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Balisha, I didn't see a school bus this morning so the county schools must be later in opening.

I'll bet parents all over Rockford are breathing a sigh of either relief or loneliness;)

BTW, I have a New York aster very like yours starting to bloom. It's just covered in buds.

cwa said...

I love the sounds of your neighborhood. Thanks for sharing them with us.l

Anonymous said...

No school days here yet, we have a couple more weeks yet. :)

trailrider731 said...

hay hay, love your Blog especially the one about the Giant Tomato worms, ICKKKKKKKKK, they are beautiful but give me the cold chills!! I too have done the stomp dance! although it turns my stomach.

seeya, the best is yet to come,

Elenka said...

lucky you....no kinda of a hush for me...when school starts in a week, I'm right there in the thick of things. Folks can thank me for providing the quiet in the neighborhood!!
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Lynn said...

I love reading all your poetry... But I'm not ready for school buses yet. School starts for teachers on Mon, Kids start on Wed... Where did this summer go...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You write so well. You would have loved my husband..he was ..like you. Yes..there is something about the two of you...especially in your poetry. Would that be called prose?