6 March – Sound bathing

I read about some interesting research the other day
that claimed bird song makes us happier than getting higher pay!
I don’t know how they measured this or what quantities they used
but I can well believe the truth of it, and surely you can too?
Particularly at this time of year, when it’s like a volume dial
is being daily turned up, accompanied all the while
by blooms breaking bud and growing sunshine
that warm memories into promises of better, brighter times.
Everything insides us associates birdsong with Spring
and that intangible sense of hope renewing every living thing.