A gaze upward
To the lucent afternoon sky
A backdrop of sound
Seasoned voices speaking
Call of mother to child
Low squeaking of the swinging swing
Dull thumb of a bouncing basketball
Cascade of water upon pebble and rock
Distant chirping of songbirds
Sweetly sounding wind chimes
Telephone ring of the caller
All within the silent voices of nature
Beckoning buds and bloom new.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Spring Tree No. II, Georgia O'Keeffe, American, 1887-1986, oil on canvas, 1945.