OUR microwaves say “beep-beep-beep”,
And doorbells chime “ding-dong”.
Our notebooks, tinkling, wake from sleep; And smartphones sing a song.
Our smoke alarms chirp “battery low”;
And clocks ring in the morn.
Our cars protest at belts undone;
Or thieves they scare and warn.
Our children’s toys play nursery rhymes; Or otherwise make noise.
The Christmas tree sings carols bright For all the girls and boys. I had a dream, an awful dream, That no electric thing Could any longer make a sound
And I heard songbirds sing.