Saturday, July 6, 2013

Poetry Corner: Cricket Chanting


I love camping. I dislike the noise that crickets make. The following is a work of mine written in the middle of a very long night, while camping just outside of Carlsbad, NV. I recalled this experience over the last few days while I was with family enjoying a cabin in a remote Park City, UT location.  There were A LOT of kids, however this experience was much quieter than camping with the crickets.

Cricket Chanting

crying craziness 
echoing                        echoing                        echoing            echoing                                        
 echoing                        echoing                        echoing            echoing 
through the dark
reverberating
MiMiCkInG sssssoundsssss
cf crystal crashing on glass
over
and Over
AND
OVER
again
crucifying
my ears

By Diana M. Bateman
2005©

1 comment:

  1. Funny,because I love the singing of crickets. :0)

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