The Sound Collector by Roger McGough A stranger called this morning Dressed all in black and grey Put every sound into a bag And carried them away The whistling of the kettle The turning of the lock The purring of the kitten The ticking of the clock The popping of the toaster The crunching of the flakes When you spread the marmalade The scraping noise it makes The hissing of the frying pan The ticking of the grill The bubbling of the bathtub As it starts to fill The drumming of the raindrops On the windowpane When you do the washing-up The gurgle of the drain The crying of the baby The squeaking of the chair The swishing of the curtain The creaking of the stair A stranger called this morning He didn't leave his name Left us only silence Life will never be the same
The Blessing Of Hearing
For those of us blessed with hearing, it is often a gift that we take for granted. Sometimes we should take time to appreciate what we have. We need to be still and listen to the sounds around us. Can we name them? If we close our eyes can we see what’s making the sound, in our minds?
We May Hear But Are We Listening?
When you are in class are you hearing but not listening to what the words mean? When you are at home are you listening to your parents and do you understand why they want you to listen? When your friends are talking to you are you listening to see if they have worries or problems that you might help them with? True listening takes practice and concentration. You need to focus and not be distracted by other things.
Listening Can Also Be Relaxing And Open our Minds To New Things
Listening to music and audio stories is a great way to relax and think at the same time. It can help your imagination and help you learn new words and how they are pronounced.
I have started to turn my books into audiobooks.
You can buy the audiobook of, ‘The Reckolahesperus’ here https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Reckolahesperus-Audiobook/B0B52F3PT2 if you live in the UK or Ireland.
Or here https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Reckolahesperus-Audiobook/B0B52CY1N1 if you live in the U.S.A.
The next audiobook I am doing is, ‘The Dreamsmith’.