Silence is not always golden
nor every sound harmonious.
Raucous voice, discordant noise
drunken shouting, roaring roads
Making lives a misery
for those who do not wish to hear.
Birdsong breaks the night-time quiet
Waking-up to longed-for day.
Happy sound of lover’s voice
Hello darling how’ve you been?
Mozart music begins to play
enchant and soothe the weary soul
Silence can mean solitude
then sound is welcome company.