Sounds of Home – Fly

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the July 28th edition of Sounds of Home!

Come, Skylark

Come, skylark, sing to me your merry melody!
As daylight grows I long to hear you singing
as if with pure delight, above, far out of sight
a thousand little silver bells were ringing.

You roam not far and wide, a killer, eagle eyed;
not proud as peacocks, cunning as the raven,
but shy and simply dress up from your hidden nest
your flight goes straight and true from earth to heaven.

From dizzy heights again you to your nest descend
to mate and brood, your happiness and treasure.
You are wholeheartedly what you were meant to be
and therefore is your life so full of pleasure.

My bird of faith, you sing to me a song of spring
while winter’s snow is still upon the branches;
your ringing carol peals above the empty fields
proclaiming: springtime bright and warm advances!

Teach me your joyful song of hope, triumphant, strong,
that I, like you, may drive out doubt and sadness!
Teach me, like you, to see that life is victory,
that Lenten gloom must yield to Easter gladness!

Text: Chr. Richardt; trans. by S.D. Rodholm
Music: Joseph Glæser

Poems by Emily Dickinson

Bee! I’m expecting you!
Was saying Yesterday
To Somebody you know
That you were due —

The Frogs got Home last Week —
Are settled, and at work —
Birds, mostly back —
The Clover warm and thick —

You’ll get my Letter by
The seventeenth; Reply
Or better, be with me —
Yours, Fly.


The Butterfly in honored Dust
Assuredly will Lie
But none will pass the Catacomb
So chastened as the Fly –

Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “relish”

If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – between 5 seconds and 5 minutes in length – or if you would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together — we’re eager to hear from you!

To submit a response, please make an audio recording and email it to Molly,
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.

Contact Molly at for information and submissions.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, August 3rd

Also accepting responses for these upcoming themes