Sunday, December 30, 2018

Noises of the city

After Psalm 122

It is the silence I hear first,
but soon the noises overcome,
the bleating and lowing
of the animals.
Drawing closer, it is the sounds
I hear next, the sounds
of laughter and argument and 
rejoicing and singing and
prayer, the words spilling
from reservoirs and fountains.
It is the clicking of my feet
in shoes I hear next, the sounds
of hard leather 
clicking in the cobbles,
adding to the music.

Photograph by Hanny Naibaho via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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