White Noise

Emilia Dubicki ctartscene.blogspot.com

Emilia Dubicki ctartscene.blogspot.com

Say Hey! What’s the news?
   asked the blue jay of the squirrel
   Why! There’s not much I can say!
       My almanac got shredded for a bed!
       But the acorn’s finally off the oak!
   As for the sun: it’s up when I awake
   and I’m asleep before the moonlight
Do tell! What’s new with you?

Say Hay! Shrieked the blue jay
   Met an old crow down in the corn
   Said the barometer’s in a tailspin!
      Gonna be an early winter for sure
      The eagle’s talon is already sharp!
   Best keep your furry tail from sight!
   And keep your nuts out of the rain!
Say Ha! And with that flew away

So the little squirrel withdrew
   down into the hollow of his tree
   Cushioned by what he didn’t know
      and comforted by the white noise
      of the wind the rain & the snow
   which all others creatures feared
   but which to him were as family
Say Hey! What’s new with you?

“The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man,
it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure & prevail.”

~William Faulkner


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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5 Responses to White Noise

  1. What a great big little story!!!! :D :D


  2. Say hey! What fairy wine did you imbibe to hear the words herein? Do tell. For I would take a drink no matter if it makes me drunk.


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