This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Auditory" is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

Logs crackle; wind fans the fire,
While bedsprings are creaking up above.
The click-and-clunk of optics and the chink of ice,
Then I swallow hard, and cough.

The wind blows through the trees
As I gasp and pant and wheeze.
Then I’ll sing of footsteps outside a door,
Followed by jangling keys.