A Natural Symphony

Today, as I often do,
I surrendered
to the music of the ocean waves
surging and retreating
against the shore,
the birds,
oh the birds!,
in their marvelous song,
chirps and whistles and shrill remarks,
the fuzzy bumblebees
and the flies and hornets
buzzing suddenly as they move
from dandelion to dandelion,
water cascading over the cliffs’ edge
flowing in drops and rivulets,
as only water can,
sandhill cranes bugle
to their lovers and kin,
a distant dog yips and barks.
They all create a monstrous symphony
each and every day…
we only have to listen.


tara caribou | ©2020

I was inspired after reading a poem by J Matthew Waters

Read this and more in my poetry book, Four.

18 thoughts on “A Natural Symphony

  1. “We only have to listen” you’re right. This piece in my eyes illustrates how often we overlook the beauty that surrounds us everyday. In this case, the majestic sounds of mother nature 🙂

    Well penned!

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