Sounds of Home – Relish

Tuesdays at 2pm
Welcome to the August 4th edition of Sounds of Home!

The Tiller

I am a tiller of the soil, a farmer frank and plain;
I love my home, its life and toil, its fields and wooded lane.
There countless flowers are growing in beauty rich and rare;
Mine is the brooklet flowing, and mine the fragrant air.

I heard from youth the cheerful choirs of birds above the moor;
they taught me when my heart desires on wings of song to soar.
Behind the plow and harrow and ringing scythe I sing,
Till wood and valley narrow with cheerful echoes ring.

But when the busy day is spent, and sunset paints the west;
My mind refreshed, my heart content, midst lovèd ones I rest.
And in my home-life ever my spirit finds rebirth,
and I will change it never with any man on earth.

Text: Mads Hansen, trans. by J.C. Aaberg
Music: Danish, composer unknown

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

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 10th

Also accepting responses for these upcoming themes