The air is full ~ a whistling land;
What was that I heard
Out of the hazy land?
Harp of the wind, or song of bird,
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The song of a bird is not a reminiscence,
… but an anticipation, and expresses happiness or joy.
There is no better song than this.
The day being bright and mild, with great masses of white cloud in the sky.
Can you see the melting away of the cloud into the clean air at the fringe of its edges and here, and now,
Have you caught the tune of the warbler?
A singular medley of notes, hurried chirps,
trills, calls, warbles.
And there to seek with eyes that glisten for the bird in song;
No doubt at all about the superior quality of the song.while, as of late, some fluffy clouds, white and woolly, floated in the pale sky.
Picture it now if you would
Tall, towering clouds lighted by the sun, a virtual floating island.
Stop, shhh, quiet, listen the song oft repeated and prolonged.
It is a ringing, animated strain, silvern and golden.
And the blackbird with its lilt and only a few bars of its song, Enough to satisfy of the surprising quality of the strain.
The sun now high and warm, with hardly a cloud in the sky; and yonder a mist,
High up on the tall tree the red breasted thrush was pouring out his song, and filling the woods with melody.
Such full-throated harmony and long-drawn cadences.
Melody, tenderness, and plaintiveness.
And as Keats once said;
“And with thee fade away into the forest dim.”
I believe in the Oneness of Mankind and all living things and the interdependence of each and all.~ Richard St. Barbe Baker
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
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Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
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Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”. Please and thank you!