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Repost: Noisy Night

The other day a friend of mine was talking about the sounds of summer here in the midwest. She was telling us how in Indiana it is even louder than here in South Dakota and I told her that I had actually written a poem about that very topic.

Right after we moved here from Montana I was sitting outside listening to the night and I came up with this little thing. So in anticipation of the warmth to come, I give you--

The Noisy Night

Oh noisy night so full of sound
Why are there so many bugs around?
The crickets sing, the other things click
It's so much noise it makes me sick

Oh noisy night without the cars
It would be nice to watch the stars...
In silence, in quiet, in peaceful contemplation
Instead I hear your insect nation!

Oh noisy night, should I complain
If your little friends outside remain?
I don't mind as long as I don't see
Your creepy, crawly creatures anywhere near me.


Polly Blevins said…
That is funny that you post this today because Victoria and I were talking about how loud it is here at night in the summer. One of my friends that moved here from ID last year said it took her months to get use to the sounds at night to where she could sleep very well (they left their windows open to help on the electricity bill.)
Gr8Life said…
Cute poem. That how I feel about the sound of cars. We live on a busy street.

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