Wren, Again*

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Singers! So much to learn. Start with a wren in song. No better example of full embodiment and whole-body singing exists. The wren serenades were an on-going feature of last week’s visit to the hill. A wren pair were even attempting to build a nest in the front porch rafters, but with little to no overhead space in their chosen spot, project was abandoned.

The cabin is surrounded with young oaks, and their boughs are a favorite song perch for the wrens. Petite creatures that they are, I recommend a pair of binoculars nearby for quick access when the piercingly sweet melody begins. Bring binocs to eyes and follow the sound. With magnification, you will see the wee body lengthen just prior to the tiny beak opening for the first salvo of sound. Take note. That’s precisely what we need to be about in preparation for our singing.

Stay alert, and you will observe the wren’s throat pulse with the trills, its entire body engaged in singing, much like a baby who responds to your voice with arms and legs akimbo and in motion. (3-month-old Vivi visited yesterday with her mother, doing this very thing.)

Life is our teacher each and every moment; availing ourselves of the lessons, our choice.  Let beauty and amazement teach you today—

*Click here for previous Bird Life post.

 

4 thoughts on “Wren, Again*

    • alexandertechnique2016 June 13, 2019 / 4:09 pm

      Barbara! Thank you. It’s an honor to receive ‘The Chronically Hopeful Award.’ Love the title—-

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  1. Cheryl Capaldo Traylor June 16, 2019 / 3:19 pm

    How amazing! I had never noticed the wren’s body changing and lengthening before breaking forth into song. We just had a family of wrens living (growing, fledging) on our back deck. These birds wake me each morning and are the last to quieten down in the evenings.

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