What can you really hear?

I was waiting for the bus and made a list of all of the sounds that I could hear.
Eatir tir tir tir
Pirrrrrip pirrrrup pirrrrrup
Would you like to sit here
No I’m fine thanks
Eatirr tir tir tir
Day day day day
Ridi di di doo
Pirrrrrrip pirrrrrip pirrrrip
Eaday day day day
Eatir tir tir tir
Mrrrrrrrrr phwooop
Town please
Did you recognise any of the sounds?
There was leaves rustling on the trees in the wind; birds; traffic driving past; people speaking; a baby gurgling; and a phone.
It’s easy to write down the normal (onomatopoeia) sounds that we read about – such as a vroom of a car or a tweet of a bird. But does it always sound like that? I think we should open our ears more to what’s out there, and use new words to describe what we actually hear.

Author: Alex

I work in a college library, and love reading and writing. I write short stories, poetry, blogs and children's stories. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015.

2 thoughts on “What can you really hear?”

  1. Appreciate your ideas on opening our ears and minds. Often we are too lazy to pay complete attention and filter our surroundings through foregone conclusions. What a lot we miss! Each day is created with new delights. We just have to pay attention and open ourselves to them. When we do, we are enriched.

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