Really Listen


Do you ever really listen
To the noises in your yard?
There are many things to hear
If you listen very hard.
See, there is a woodpecker
Tap-tapping on a tree.
Ta-tap-tap-tap, ta-tap-tap-tap,
He’s telling you and me.
Now listen by those flowers.
You can hear a buzzing sound.
Bu-buzz-buzz-buzz, bu-buzz-buzz-buzz,
A bee is buzzing ’round.
Then when it is growing dark
And the sun’s gone from the sky,
Ca-crick-crick-cricket, ca-crick-crick-cricket
Sings an evening lullaby.

[photo] Photo by Eldon Linschoten