written by Nayoung Jin
The sound snow makes in the early morning
sweep, sweep, sweep.
The sound the chocolate wrapper makes
as it finally opens its arms wide.
And the happy sound nuts all make
when being chewed in a relaxed mouth.
The moment they had been waiting for seasons long,
the moment of being truly loved.
Or how about the merry sounds filling the piano school?
The dancing hands of kids, the swinging of their feet?
La, la, la.
And many doorbells singing along with the shouts—
the shouts of goodbyes and hellos. M, m, m.
I’ve been collecting happy sounds
and keeping them well in a cellar
somewhere cool in my heart.
by Nayoung Jin
Vancouver, British Columbia
Lean In Poetry Proof Sheet (pdf)
Polar Expressions Publishing
“Encouraging Canadians to Express Themselves”