Monday, October 12


A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
Bird Songs

Nightingale - sound of nature

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison,
'The Spectator'English essayist, poet, & politician (1672 - 1719)

paradise garden and morning nature sounds of birds in Spring.

The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!
John Burroughs ,
Birds and Poets, 1887US essayist & naturalist (1837 - 1921)

I know why the caged bird sings.
Maya Angelou,
Quoting a lyric by Paul Laurence DunbarUS author & poet (1928 - )
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Rose Kennedy
US wife of Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. (1890 - 1995)