Sunday, May 17, 2015

Faint sounds of bells heard?

                                                                                          Attribution: Irmgard
Image: Grazing Cow with Bell (here)

Faint sounds of bells heard?
Cows are as yet to come home
What a waste of time

Bell sounds yet to ring
But Pavlov's dog salivates
Just too long waiting

Absence of bell sounds
Waiting in minutes before
roaring times erupt!

Note: writing about ... something that doesn't take place

For Georgia's hosting at CARPE DIEM # 732
with  -  the bells at sunset and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #252

27 comments:

  1. Ah, I enjoy the sound of bells...but have long wondered what the purpose of cowbells is. Smiles!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is so beautiful & innovative :D

    ReplyDelete
  3. Or does it take place - the bell rings whether it is heard or not ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great topic and a joy to read. Good write Hank.

    ReplyDelete
  5. When that bell rings, it will be loud.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ha! - a sound powerful in its absence!

    ReplyDelete
  7. That absence.. To me it could be louder than anything.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Some things become a part of life and when not herad / found one feels their absence.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Made you look, the cow may say as the bells ring through the day

    ReplyDelete
  10. absence makes you think and hear more

    ReplyDelete
  11. absence of sound..will time no longer exist?

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can feel the waiting, especially how long the dog is waiting. Cool write.

    ReplyDelete
  13. After a while does anyone hears the bell? Kinda like living next to a train track. Nice one.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Cows wander and the bell says where they are--how near and how far. It's not the same thing as belling a cat to save the rat .... I like the conflation with Pavlov's bell here, it's sense that the dogs can't eat until they bring the cows home ... or maybe it's the milk they await? What if the meal never comes? A roaring indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  15. who is eating, who is waiting to eat and who listens to the bells, good answers form this haiku sequence a wonder write

    have a nice Sunday

    much love...

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think I might have erased my comment again. Please delete the extras if my other comments show up. I like your poem and the picture!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Bells are way of asking help too :) But as Bjorn said, silence can be heard too.

    ReplyDelete
  18. love the different paths your bells have traveled Hank...

    ReplyDelete
  19. Bravo! Like how you took on this challenge Hank!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the use of bells in this one.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yes, we really need the lightning and thunder to hear truth...bell - too soft? maybe gong will work? Nice take on bells and idiom too :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. thank you for the afternote. well your poem still provokes some thought: like do you have one with a bellring around its neck? hehe happy Tuesday my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  23. The bells at sunset, it sounds dreamy.. Takes me back to when I was a kid, growing up surrounded by the cow pastures and seeing them munch on grass and swatting the flies away with their tails in the summer. Lovely Hank!!

    ReplyDelete