Drip and drizzle, splash and splurge
They're onomatopoeia –
A word well known by those who write
But not a word to fear.
Buzzing bees, a whispering wind,
Are sounds we sometimes hear
And rustling leaves and clinking cups?
A babbling chattering little brook
Tells us water’s near
And pitter, patter, jingle, chink -
Clanging, banging, chattering, bump –
You'll understand, my dear,
Are words, which closely copy sounds: