Ralph J. Silverman

(San Francisco, California)

The Many Faces Of Noise - Poem by Ralph J. Silverman

Noise can be like a flower
Fragrant and admired
Noise can be like a weed
Discordant, unwanted

Noise can be friendly
Shouts of derision
Noise could be crude comedy
Unappreciated, raucous, slapstick

Noise can be a community comfortable
With questions, seeking answers
Noise could be a community content
With hyperbole and the hypothetical

Noise can be people with fantasy dreams
Seeking the gilded lily or the shiny halo
Noise could be a flock of migrating birds
Praising God for the lake, stream or the forest

Noise can be like a flower
Fragrant and admired

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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