A to Z Challenge 2022 – Nature and I
Oh! The blissful sounds of nature sink deep into your heart, gives eternal joy, all anxiety melts away – Balroop Singh
An urban dweller has to cope up with perennial noise bombardment. During the lockdown we all had a glimpse of staying in calm environs, which was such a treasured blessing. While I am glad that Covid has declined, but sadly the noise levels have increased manifold today, as life crippled back to normalcy post the pandemic.
Earsplitting horns, blaring sirens
hooting trains, loud announcements
construction drills, clanks of metals
nonstop chatter, acrimonious rants
hurried footsteps, cacophonic din.
When the decibels of the city send me into a tizzy,
I head to the lap of nature.
The contrast is such a welcoming change.
Insects’ trill, reprise in bursts along the muddy pathway
the withered leaves rustle and crunch under my footsteps.
The avian warbles, as frogs call out in chorus
to create a prelude to the symphony.
The mood and lighting changes, chords modulate
to the beats of the baritone rumble of the thunder,
operatic tenor of the winds keep background score.
The rolling waves crash on the rocks, amplifying its sound effect,
rhythmic cadence of the rains jingle in an impromptu jive,
culminating in a scintillating crescendo.
In the stillness of the night, raindrops plop,
swaying glades of grass hum a soft solo
to the lyrical signature tune of the zephyr.
The sounds of nature create a riveting orchestra
blending acoustics, tempo and melody in perfect sync.
You can read my earlier posts from the challenge here.