Sundown hour

spring sunset song time
crickets chirp eve’s aloneness
down with the sunlight  
warming no longer cold ground
upon which it rests day-long

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Further Reading

Spring and Fall Field Crickets


Seasonal Sounds

Crickets nightly shrill;

hide themselves within earshot  

August abates them

Hear them yet again

eggs lain, grown nymphs sing anew

tickle ears in spring

While the unexpected, unpleasant chirps of a house-cricket startle and irritate, their outside presence creates a large part of the lovely sounds of evening.