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SOUNDS OF SUMMER OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

 

Pity those locked away in their air-conditioned sanctuaries safe from the heat, but sheltered behind those closed window they are also prohibited from hearing the sounds of summer. The silent night is not silent at all with windows open.

During the day, even with windows closed, you cannot deny the scream of cicadas. Beginning slow and then building to a crescendo only to suddenly go silent, as if a mighty hand has pulled the plug powering their song. This everyone will hear, but it is the muse of the night lost behind closed window.

Throughout the night, setting a background mood, are the soft whispers of crickets. Late in the evening, frogs join in with a chorus of croaks and calls telling on another to come a callin’.   Late in the dead of night you might hear a fox join in with its own mysterious music calling to a mate, a call liken to the scream of a woman in the grip of terror. On occasion, that fox may provide a more true sound of terror and fear, the death of a terrified rabbit caught during a midnight hunt.

All the sounds of a summer night come to a close as the eastern horizon lightens with the promise of another day and birdsong fill the air.

August 22, 2014 at 11:55 pm 2 comments


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