“Crack an egg.
Stir the butter.
Break the yolk.
Make it flutter.
Stoke the heat.
Hear it sizzle.
Shake the salt,
Just a drizzle.
Flip it over,
Just like that.
Press it down.
Squeeze it flat.
Pop the toast.
Spread jam thin.
Say the word.
|Choo-choo||Clip clop||Ding dong||Ker-ching|
|Tick-tock||Lickety-wop||Tsk, tsk, tsk||Clippety-clop|
|• Bee – buzz||• Pig-oink|
|• Ass – bray||• Cock – crow|
|• Doves – coo||• Lion – roar|
|• Raven – croak||• Sheep – baa|
|• Chick – peep||• Flies – buzz|
|• Frog – croak||• Goat – bleat|
|• Hen – cluck||• Pig – squeal|
|• Apes – gibber||• Bull – bellow|
|• Calve – bleat||• Ferret – dook|
|• Hare – squeak||• Hyena – laugh|
|• Jackal – howl||• Jay – chatter|
|• Mice – squeak||• Owl – screech|
|• Stag – bellow||• Whale – sings|
|• Zebra – click||• Bear – growl|
|• Cow – moo||• Falcon – chant|
|• Horse – whinny||• Moose – bellow|
|• Penguin – honk||• Walrus – groan|
|• Cuckoo – cuckoo||• Dolphin – click|
|• Eagles – screech||• Giraffe – bleat|
|• Monkey – gibber||• Ostrich – bleep|
|• Turkey – gobble||• Fox – yelp, bark|
|• Magpie – chatter||• Vulture – scream|
|• Wolf – howl||• Badgers – growl|
|• Raccoon – chitter||• Coyote – yelp|
|• Dingo – bark||• Elephant – trumpet|
|• Grasshopper – chirp||• Mosquitoes – whine|
|• Cat – meow, mew, purr||• Fish – glub, blub, glug|
|• Alligators – hiss, grunt||• Donkey – heehaw|
|• Dog – bark, bow-wow, woof||• Swallow – twit and squeal|
|• Rooster – cock-a-doodle-doo||• Bird – chirrup, chirp, tweet|
|• Dinosaur – grr, growl, screech||• Goose – cackle, hiss, honk, quack|
#2. Yikes! Damn the banana peel!
#3. Last night I heard a loud thud outside my window.
#4. There is nothing more calming than the rustling of leaves, the chirping of birds, and the whoosh of the wind in the early morning hours.
#5. In a fit of annoyance he said, “Tut-tut, we have worse problems ahead of us now!”
#6. Our feet creaked and crackled as we stepped over the bare planking.
#7. Within minutes the football stadium got filled with a high-pitched screech, as the players started showing up one by one.
#8. The tinkling of the doorbell tells us we have a customer.
#9. “Shush! This is a library not your college cafeteria,” said the annoyed librarian at last.
#10. I was happily munching my burger, when all of a sudden, I heard a boom some 50 yards away from where I stood.
Never to growl again,
At us kids in play,
The shriek, squeal, and scream of the English bulldog,
As he pinned him that day,
His massive jaws, locked its teeth
Around it’s now,
Blood oozing down,
Throat and head,
Grunting, wailing, plunk,
Is he dead?
That was enough,
To make us stay away,
From all canine for a while,
When we’re ready,
We’ll enjoy teasing the neighbors poodles instead.
The loudness in the road.
And laughs away from me.
It laughs a lovely whiteness,
And whitely whirs away,
Still white as milk or shirts.
So beautiful it hurts.
spatters a smattering of drops,
finally stops sputtering
gushes rushes splashes
clear water dashes.