All day long walking round work I was saying this, I’ve no idea how long ago I even read it never mind how I remembered it!
NOISE by Jessie Pope.
I Like Noise,
The whoop of a boy, the thud of a hoof.
The rattle of rain on a galvanised roof.
The hubbub of traffic, the roar of a train
The throb of machinery numbing the brain
The switching of wires on an overhead tram,
The rush of the wind, a door on the slam,
Th boom of the thunder, the crash of the waves,
The din of the river that races and raves,
The crack of a rifle, the clank of a pail,
The strident tattoo of a swift slapping sail-
From any old sound that the silence destroys
Arises a gamut of soul stirring joys.
I like Noise.