As regular blog readers know, we’ve taken a look at all sorts of art in our ongoing Reader Art of the Week feature. Stories, photos, drawings, digital art… you name it!
We also know that art serves all kinds of purposes. Some of it makes us laugh, some of it challenges us, and some of it can even teach us about the world around us.
This week’s art is in that latter category. It comes to us in the form of poetry from OWL reader Maeesha. Check it out:
My clock is always ticking,
I wonder when it’s ringing.
The rain is always falling,
I wonder when it’s splashing.
I always see my friends,
their lips are always moving.
I wonder what they’re saying.
You see, I’m deaf, I cannot hear.
I can’t hear sounds from far and near.
Very cool. I like how Maeesha uses examples of things that many might take for granted (the ticking of the clock, rain splashing on the street…) to create a new respect for those sounds as well as a new understanding of those who live their lives without them. This isn’t a poem I’ll soon forget!
Many, many thanks to Maeesha for sending it in.