Living in a Quieter World

Goldfinch60 By Goldfinch60, 24th Oct 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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My wife was losing her hearing, she had hearing aids fitted and this is what happened on a walk soon after she had the aids.


Living in a quieter world
November 2009

There was a time not long ago
When sounds of life were often lost.
She couldn’t hear the goldfinch song
As they twittered in the garden.

I would often say as we walked along
Can you hear the Great Tit call; “teacher, teacher, teacher”;
But no, the sound was lost to her
As her hearing failed.

The glorious sounds of nature so wondrous
To me, taken for granted?
Now renewed, trying to describe
The sound, she no longer heard.

Then came the day when her hearing
Was artificially aided, and the noise
Of nature, once missed, found it’s way
Back into her mind

The traffic sound once almost unheard
Roared by in a blast that
Made her jump, where before she
Hardly noticed it’s awful noise.

She turned to me in shock and said:
“I want to live in a quieter world”


Deafness, Hearing, Traffic

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author avatar Goldfinch60
I have been writing poetry for a few years now and use it as a release for all types of feelings. I do not follow any set rules poetry as I find I cannot get the feeling correct if I use the rules.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Oct 2013 (#)

Everything has positive and negative sides. The super rich might also yearn for the elusive peace of mind after reaching the summit of wealth! siva

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author avatar Goldfinch60
25th Oct 2013 (#)

Hi Siva, yes I would agree I must admit that I never looked at it in that way as it was so personal to my wife.

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30th Nov 2013 (#)

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20th Feb 2017 (#)

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