27 May Dusk chorus

Everyone waxes lyrical about dawn chorus strains
but most forget to serenade the dusk’s lesser fame.
No need to get up before the swift rising sun,
just wait till the evening when your day’s work is done;
make yourself a cup of tea and head outside,
find a place to sit and be and simply abide…
You’ll be richly rewarded by a stream of virtuosos
performing polyphony with persistent crescendos.
The whole gorgeous din will sound finely orchestrated,
a symphony of sound surely purposefully created.
And a blackbird will sing with such sweet melody,
you’ll scarcely believe he’s re-enforcing territory.
This is the soirée of the avian woodwind players,
a spacious Evensong service for mindful prayers.

27 May - Dusk chorus