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Aug 10
A steady cadenceΒ Β 
pulsing in a heart beat
like rhythm, voices
and strummed instruments
all in harmonized concert,
An orchestral multitude,
of frogs and crickets,
never tiring or ceasing,

How many must there be,
to render such a cacophony?
Sustained and loud enough
to keep a city folk awake.

Nature's Music of the night,
should you but choose to listen.
How do they do that, all night
with absolutely no intermission?

A crescendo finale triggered
only by the coming dawn's
first light, and the boastful
crowing calls of our cocky
persistent red rooster chicken.

Where these musicians go in
daylight is anybody's guess.
To sleep I suspect, and well
deserved resting up for yet
another night of music.
Another value added feature
of living out in the country. Night
voices lulling me to sleep outside
my open window/screen.
Stephen E Yocum
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Stephen E Yocum  M/North Western Oregon
(M/North Western Oregon)   
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