Tom Tom Chik Chik The Sounds Of Peace Poem by Kimberly Burnham

Tom Tom Chik Chik The Sounds Of Peace



Onomatopoeia naming
the sounds associated
buzz hiss
in Chuj a language of Guatemala
and Mexico
"tom tom" is a pacifying call
to cattle the sound
to calm a cow
who won't let herself be tied up
"tom tom"
to call cattle in from the fields
another sound of peace
"chik chik" is described as a lullaby
for beasts horses mules donkeys
to calm them for tethering
or to call them in from pasture
I wonder if there is a word for lulling
a child to sleep or calling to a lover
with the sounds of peace

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: mexico ,onomatopoeia,peace,peace day,peaceful,world peace
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Peace dictionary poetry for Mexico and Guatemala with sounds of onomatopoeia. What sounds do you find peaceful?
What words or sounds do you use to call to a friend or a child when you feel peaceful and want to share that feeling with them?
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Robert Murray Smith 26 June 2018

An interesting write. Unusual.++10

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Kimberly Burnham 26 June 2018

Thank you. It is part of a series of peace dictionary poems. This is day 87 in the challenge.

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