The Queen took up a little cithern saying, "O my lord, I will sing a sonnet to thee and to you my lords and to sea-girt Demonland." So saying, she smote the strings and sang in that crystal voice of hers, so true and delicate that all that were in that hall were ravished by its beauty.
The Worm Ouroboros
In February Abigail and I made each our own posts on our favourite things. She has begun the idea anew now, not with favourite things, but with favourite sounds. One doesn't always talk of near-and-dear things, so it was pleasant even for myself to read her list. And now I am going to do the same, discovering as I do so that, as with my February post, this is not so easy as I had initially thought. And I wonder - is it that we like the sounds we hear, or that we like the sounds our hearts make when we hear them...?
the cadence of the written word // my husband calling me "baby-doll" // hot running water in the shower // my cats calling for me // boots running on stone steps // "it's dinner time" // the drum of horse hooves // a thunderstorm at night // my mom calling me "jenny-jenjen" // wind in dry autumn leaves // "are not all lands, all airs, one country unto us, so there be great doings afoot to keep bright our swords?" // the crackle of a fire // daddy reading books aloud // high heels on hardwood floors // snow underfoot // my family's laughter // "sir, we would see jesus" // lord brandoch daha's footstep on the printed page // the bbc aslan's voice // a coffee-maker percolating // falling waves // "as bright and moth-wing blue as the blue in the heart of a flame" // anna's voice in my head as I read her letters // rhodri's silence // the clatter of my fingers on my keyboard // daddy giggling irrepressibly // Chesterton's poetry // 2009 Mr. Knightley // my phone ringing when I know it is my husband calling // my husband's voice - period
What are your favourite sounds? What sounds are music to your ears?