Tuesday, July 08, 2014

It is always free.

I can hear them tuning up long before the house lights go up.
They clear their throats and stretch their necks.
While they are all not in the same rhythm they are all in tune.
There is no song more silver than that of a thrush.
There is no drum more resonant than that of the woodpecker.
There is no bass more interesting than that of the bullfrog.
There is no aria more moving than that sung by the wren.
Some days I get the whole symphony and other days it is just the chamber
and one can never see the conductor .
This moving free orchestral presentation greets me as I greet the day.
The concert hall is enormous.

Yet, each seating gives one a sense of intimacy
and this inspirational and sometimes heartbreaking art
is always free!


  1. The best and a great ode to this orchestra.

  2. it is def an enormous concert hall...and one filled with beautiful music for those who stop to listen...

  3. You really appreciate the songs you hear in nature.

  4. It is a beautiful symphony, i listen in the mornings when i go to hang the wash out to dry. It's never exactly the same, but always worth taking the time to linger over.

  5. I love the bird song in the morning and the frog song in the night.

  6. Beautiful.
    I love the coo of the mourning dove in the morning. I don't know why but it makes me so melancholy. Maybe it reminds me of the end of summer from when I was a kid.

  7. Humans have ruined it here, and I admit - I am part of it. (Air conditioner, lawn mower, car.)

    I have to strain to catch it sometimes, but when I do...it is bliss.


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