Poetry Friday: “Sound Waves” by Amy VanDerwater

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On Wednesday, Amy stopped by to have tea and talk about her award winning book, FOREST HAS A SONG. Today she’s backed with a poem published in the POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY for SCIENCE.
Listen to Amy read her poem:

Sound Waves

If you have ever seen the ocean
throwing cold waves from her hand
pulling shells from mighty depths
tossing each upon wet sand,
you can understand how sound waves
move like water through dry air.
One-by-one, vibrations follow
pressing sounds from here-to-there.
Sounds can pass through liquids.
Through gases. Solids too.
But sounds waves moving through the air
are sound waves meant for you.
Violin or thunderstorm —
each will reach your waiting ear
to play upon a tiny drum.
This is how you hear.

© Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Poetry Friday is held at Rogue Anthropologist. Thanks, Kara.

Happy Friday.
Happy Poetry.

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7 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “Sound Waves” by Amy VanDerwater

  1. Jone, Thank you for sharing this. Amy is one of my favorite children’s poets. I love reading and hearing her work. Happy Poetry Friday.

  2. Thanks for sharing Amy’s poem, Jone!
    “Violin or thunderstorm –
    each will reach your waiting ear
    to play upon a tiny drum.
    This is how you hear.”
    Simple, yet profound. = )

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