autumn collage leaves pelican

Autumn Song, Birdsong, A Call to Unity

collage, bird, autumn leaves

This is a digital collage of a pelican, some autumn leaves and colored glass.

“Birdsong brings relief to my longing.  I am just as ecstatic as they are, but with nothing to say!  Please, universal soul, practice some song, or something through me!”

– Rumi, “Birdsong”, translated by Coleman Barks

“If you hear a voice inside your heart, listen . . . , and through that music you will learn to sing.  When you become a sheet of music without notes, your song will sing you.”

–John Squadra


“Pure music is as big as space.  It is God.  It is the secret of allowing the sound of the universe to flow through you.”



“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

– George Eliot

This birdsong reminds me of a song by Raffi, which my children and I used to sing when they were very young, that One Song heard by everyone:

“One light, one sun… one sun lighting everyone.
One world turning…one world turning everyone.
One world, one home… one world home for everyone.
One dream, one song…one song heard by everyone.
One love, one heart… one heart warming everyone.
One hope, one joy… one love filling everyone.
One light, one sun… one sun lighting everyone.
One light warming everyone.”


I have made this as a greeting card on Etsy.